Over the recent years, it has become common to talk about two Americans, whereby one of them is characterized by social and economic strife while the other is characterized by color. This has happened for centuries in the American education system. The nation has been faced with a main challenge in erasing the disparities that exists in education attainment for all people whether black or white so that low income students and those from different races can have the accessibility to complete their degrees (Carnevale & Fry, 2000).
Over the course of American history, various challenges have faced the African Americans towards the access of education opportunities. It becomes evident that African Americans lack equal access to highly trained teachers to offer quality education in their schools, they lack enough and safe schools, they are also faced with challenging college preparatory classes and they are not referred to special education which would offer them a chance to get quality education. It is also evident that the African American students have lagged behind by an average of two grade levels. Research shows that an average of over one third of African American students do not graduate from high school on time just like the white students and its only four percent of these students who further their studies in college levels. The African American males also do experience a disparate rate of incarnation, therefore, reducing their chances of acquiring quality education which would ensure that they get quality jobs in the country (Carnevale & Fry, 2000).
[...] Goal 2 is early learning to offer all African American students less than five years with high quality education for them to succeed in school. Goal 3 is graduation rates whereby the policy should ensure on time graduation rates for African American students and goal 4 is post-secondary education and job training which focuses on increased number of African American students joining and completing post- secondary education and thereby job training to ensure that they can access competitive careers (Cohen & Nee, 2000). [...]
[...] For instance, improving the college completion rates, employment rates, production rate as well as the total number of African American teachers would be beneficial to the country since the economy would rice due to increased production rates. Research also shows that enhanced educational outcomes would eventually lead to more productive careers due to the available expertise, improved economic opportunities as well as increased social wellbeing of all people irrespective of their skin color (Carnevale & Fry, 2000). The government has taken the initiative of complementing the historically black colleges and universities and these institutions would prepare the African American students for successful careers in future. [...]
[...] The initiative would also ensure that the African Americans receive a competitive education which would help them compete effectively in the global economy and satisfy their careers (Harvey, 2003). The current approach used by the government to curriculum design, standards, or testing emphasis better results for all students shifting the emphasis from access to all to high quality learning for all students in America. Curriculum design, standards or testing is a process that most of the teachers and students find hard comprehending. [...]
[...] American Behavioral Scientist 43 1159-1206. Harvey, W Minorities in higher education 2002-2003: 20th Annual status report. Washington, DC: American Council on Education. [...]
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