The Poor Status Of Our Nation 's Education System Essay

1412 Words Nov 21st, 2015 6 Pages
The poor status of our nation’s education system today persists us to reminisce upon a time in our country where changes in our inner city schools happened after minority voices were heard. On March 1968, after having enough of their inadequate school environments, the young Chicanos of East LA organized a mass high school walkout. These individuals were revolutionaries during a time their voices were ignored; they were forced to remain victims of a discriminatory school system unashamed in perpetuating racial biases and stereotypes. Today, when one reflects upon this time of racial and educational turbulence, it becomes evident that although these strong-willed and tenacious individuals fought tirelessly for improved school conditions, our classrooms today are still lacking in the resources all minority students deserve and have been waiting for. March 1968 was the month that marked the beginning of a fight for academic justice. Although it was students who organized these protests that took place in Garfield, Roosevelt, Wilson, Belmont, and Lincoln High School there was one teacher in particular who was undoubtedly the foundation for change in the Los Angeles school district, and without him, the students’ successes would have been only a dream. Sal Castro, a teacher at Lincoln High School during the time the walkouts were organized, recognized the needs of the students and became an ally. Castro had always been a key figure in the lives of many Chicano high school…

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