American Education for the Latinx Student: Examining Deficiencies and Discrimination

Allyson Patin, Alejandra Rengifo

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Abstract

For many years in the United States Latinx students seem to struggle and fall behind their peers in the educational world. It is extremely evident that not all schools are created alike and not all students are guaranteed a quality education in America. The right to equal education in the United States of America has been ignored and withheld for many students. Reasons are varied and can be attributed to things outside of the student’s control. Some of these things being: the unfair nature of using property taxes to fund schools, barred access to translators, no means to access tools and resources, and cultural bias. Although all minorities are affected by a prejudiced system, the Latinx minority has felt a greater impact because they have an extra barrier that delays their progress and escalates the discrimination they experience: their language. Latinx children in the United States are oppressed by the education system and are blocked from reaching their full potential due to the background they come from and the prejudiced nature of schools.
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Sep 2020
EventMICHIGAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE, ARTS, AND LETTERS -
Duration: Sep 1 2020Sep 30 2020

Conference

ConferenceMICHIGAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE, ARTS, AND LETTERS
Period09/1/2009/30/20

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