High school students walk on campus in Plano, Texas, USA on August 31, 2022. (Photo by Xin Jin/Xinhua)
Within schools, students of color across America are typically stranded in underresourced institutions because the communities in which they live have low tax revenues, according to Newsweek.
NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (Xinhua News Agency) — Historical structures and consequences underscore the long-held belief that good education provides people of color with meaningful pathways out of poverty and second-class citizenship. That defies the hypothesis, Newsweek reported Wednesday.
“Indeed, new research shows that as people of color move up the socioeconomic ladder, the income gap increases relative to whites,” the report said.
Within schools, students of color across the United States typically find themselves stuck in underresourced institutions based on the low tax revenues of the communities in which they live, according to the magazine.
“They often suffer from limited access to instruction-enhancing information technology, advanced placement courses, nutritional support, and complementary learning and recreational spaces.”
Beyond K-12 education, college students of color and their families have to rely heavily on student loans to support their higher education pursuits, so if successful at the highest levels, long-term exposure to significant financial debt. . ■