posted on Sep, 2 2014 @ 03:08 PM
I think there are a lot of factors here.
-The school system.
The parents need to take responsibility in their childs schooling. If you start noticing a problem, find a way to help fix it. When it comes to black
and Hispanic students, I notice a lack of interest in the subjects and more of an interest in playing around and disrupting class. This is most likely
a call for attention. Those who lack attention from adults, will go out of their way for attention, it doesn't matter if it's positive or negative
attention. So I can only assume these children are lacking attention from their parents. And that's nothing that anyone aside from the parents can
Lets face it, some of the teachers in schools blow chunks. Really. I remember in high school, I was the over achiever. In Ohio, we have OGTs (Ohio
graduation tests) that you have to pass. If you don't, you don't graduate. I passed all of my tests aside from Math at above average. I was the one
that people came to when they needed help, specifically in English/Literary and History/Government/Economics/Social Issues. My senior year, I was
taking two math classes and a remedial math class that would help me pass my math OGT which I had taken five times before my senior year. I was
failing the math classes, but passing the remedial, which I did at home on the computer. Eventually, I switched both classes. One of them, I couldn't
switch teachers, but I could switch which period I had the class. For that class, the teacher wasn't a problem. It was actually the other students.
By the end of the year, I was passing. For the other math class, I was able to switch the teacher, and things changed immediately. I had spent one
week in the new class, doing all of the same things I was doing in the other, had a test at the end of the week, and ace'd it. Some teachers just
aren't very good. Or are good and just don't work well with the student that maybe needs extra help, or doesn't understand things the same way as
other students do.
The school system in general could be the problem. Those who are in sports know that teachers will pass them because it works pass to play. Extra
curricular activities are seen as more important than your grades. So people spend more time on their extras and not enough time on their homework.
Thus making the bare minimum passing grade and failing tests. Teachers also only teach what's on such and such tests that result back on how well
they teach. Teachers aren't what they were years and years ago. Now it's only about what makes them look good. The whole system needs an
And lastly, it's up to the kids in the classes to want to pass. They have to do their part. And when they fail, they need to be held accountable.
There are some examples (like my own) where the teacher may be at fault. But with a lot of 'minorities' they aren't held responsible. The child
gets a failing grade, and the parent comes in waving a midterm in hand crying that it's the teachers fault. Which isn't fair. It takes two to pass a
But that's just my opinion.