Low Income And Minority Students Essay

1272 Words Nov 15th, 2015 null Page
Compared to other leading world countries the United States invests a significant amount more on education. In 2010 alone, the United States spent about 39 percent more for each full-time student in elementary and secondary schools than other countries, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. However, spending more money on education does not always equate better education. Nevertheless, the United States continues to pump money into a failing education system that is still feeling the ripples of segregation. Low-income and minority students are the individuals and groups that are the most negatively affected by the United States educational failure. The number of Hispanic students in the United States is expected to grow 33 percent by 2020 and the number of multi-racial students are expected to grow 44 percent, however their educational future does not look bright. Historically, minorities are the most likely to be impoverished. Dozens of policies have been drafted and implemented in order to fix this problem, however the solutions have not worked, since at least 50 percent of elementary school students are now attending schools where the majority of students are low income and minority. The high poverty, educational environment the students are in leads to less high school graduation and college attendance, thus in turn will lead to a large population that will burden the United States economy later on in areas such as healthcare and welfare. On…

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