Running Head: LITERATURE REVIEW1Economically Disadvantaged Black and Latino American StudentsArrive at College deficient in Basic Literacy Skills:The Failing U.S. Public School SystemStudent NameInstitutional Affiliation
LITERATURE REVIEW2Income inequalityThe world economy runs under the influence of the dollar sign. Whether one identifieswith the Chinese Yean or European pound, the dollar remains the strongest currency globally.Having this in mind, it is essential to realize the changing times and the influence that money hasin every aspect of life, including but not limited to education and health. In retrospect, educationand health were and are still essential life needs. However, the means as to how society acquiredthem is different from the current era. America, for a long time, has enjoyed the envious positionof diversity and wealth of every culture, norm, beliefs, and values. Duncan and Murnane attest tothe growth that the nation witnessed a quarter-century after World War II (Duncan, & Murnane,2014).People enjoyed prosperity economically, socially, and politically. Immigrants found theirway to the country without much difficulty, and everyone who traveled to America providedhope for their relatives in less developed countries. The golden era witnessed families riseeconomically and parents working themselves to exhaustion to provide a better future for theiroffspring (Yanity, 2017). Though the challenge of discrimination persisted, many were hopeful ofthe future. Activists defended the minority's rights, and many laws were implemented to makeAmerica the land for the free. In this endeavor, Congress passed many policies that ensurededucation was affordable even to the least in society. Black, white, Latino, Asian; all found theirway to public schools where teachers were enthusiastic about impacting students with ages'wisdom. However, as technology evolved and bargaining power shifted, the American educationsystem received its fair share of tossing and twisting. Private schools developed, and instead ofcreating a more integrated society, racism, individualism, and segregation took root in thecountry.
LITERATURE REVIEW3The disparity in income levels for students of color has remained a distinguishing factorthat has widened the gap between the wealthy and not so well-off individuals in Americansociety. Today, the education system in America promotes this illness to continue consuming thepeople of the nation. The rich have resources that equip their children to study in vastlysophisticated environments while the poor and especially the Blacks and Hispanic, wallow inaverage to poor scholarly skills. The difference exists not just in advanced skills but a state of theart environmental conditions, which minimizes student's proclivities to stress. Their black andLatino counterparts, on the other hand, struggle in overpopulated schools with little resources.