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Urban vs. Suburban: High School & Education

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Alexis Herring

on 28 April 2014

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Urban vs Suburban: High School & Education
Drop Out Rates
Extracurricular Activities
Only available if money is present in school district
Students are occupied and will be more likely to stay out of trouble
Help build basic skills and growth and development
Urban Schools
Ms. Valenz stated, "in East Side High School there were only 3 after school programs: football, basketball, and cross country.'"
Suburban Schools
Offer many sports and clubs
Exposure to diversity & differences in personalities
There is a correlation between SAT scores and participation in extracurricular activities
Curriculum and Standards
High School education is the first stepping stone to success
There are many differences between urban and suburban schools, considering:
Dropout Rates
Extracurricular and After School Activities
Curriculum and Standards

Decrease in percentage of drop outs across all races
Declined by 12%
Whites- 9% to 5%
Blacks- 13% to 9%
Hispanics- 32% to 14%

Social Class
Student raised with a low income makes it less accessible to higher education
2.4 times more likely to drop out
10.5 times more likely than high-income students
Many distractions in an urban area
no parental guidance

Spot the Differences?
Common Core
Not prepared
Have no prior exposure
Become overwhelmed and stressed
Given on computers, but many urban schools do not have access
Results in widening the gap of inequality

Afraid of teachers teaching to the test
Students are not doing as well as expected, parents are blaming it on the school
Higher budgets leads to more exposure and practice

SAT Scores
Strong correlation between scores and parents' income
Urban students
Very little practice
Determinative of being turned away from a college
Some cannot afford to take the test
Suburban students
Many have access to SAT prep courses in school
That equals:
6,000 students' per day and 1 student every 29 seconds!
Did you know?
Over 1 million students' drop out of school every year.
Higher paid teachers
More qualified teachers
Student-Teacher Ratio- 23:1
Very few technological advances
Student-Teacher Ratio- 27:1
About 82% of prison inmates are high school dropouts
Jobless or will make less than $10,000 yearly
"Education is the number 1 predictor of economic and social upward mobilization."
Lower property taxes
Less funding available
Little variety in classes
Larger class sizes
Few books
Culturally and racially diverse
English is not the first language for many students
Higher property taxes
More funding available
Smaller class sizes
Cleaner and more advanced facilities
Newer books and resources
Healthier and better quality food in cafeterias
Lets Discuss!
1. Do you believe that urban high schools will ever be as good as suburban high schools? If no, why not? If yes, what would have to be changed?
2. Why do you believe that dropout rates are decreasing? Explain.
Spread awareness so changes can become possible
Urban education systems do not give an equal opportunity to their students
Suburban education systems do not have as much to worry about
Education is one of the most important components to life success
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