People say that education is becoming over rated, but is it really? Most families preach about education and that you will get a good job when you are educated. Other families, unfortunately, have the opposing viewpoint and sometimes sadly, outsiders cannot change that. Whatever way education is looked at in your eyes, there is no doubt that children are effected when their school is closed down because of lack of enrollment, funding available or any other reason.
These reasons and more have become such awareness for parents especially because not many of them can just take off and be home with the kids all day. What is happening these days is that Catholic school are looking at Latinos to help fix the problem and keep schools open.
Why? Because of Latinos “making up 17 percent of the U.S. population and a group that is 40 percent Catholic – have been identified by some Catholic leaders as both a population underserved educationally and one of the Church’s best hopes for reviving schools on the brink of closure.”
Catholic schools drive in students that are immigrants and those from heavily Catholic countries. At a steady rate the numbers keep growing, but not as fast as officials would like it.
One problem that may contribute to this growth is the cost. For low income families with multiple children, paying anywhere from $6,000 plus a year just for elementary education can create a burden. To alleviate this problem, “some states are offering vouchers for private education in areas where public institutions are struggling.” Also, offering income based tuition for low income families so that children can still get the education that they need.
It is unfortunate that money is a problem when it comes to education. Parents want their children to be educated at the best schools, but it comes with a price. However, this goes back to the Equal Education Opportunity Act where children should be educated and factors like money, should not put a burden on that. Beyond elementary school, education should bring constant opportunity for people.
This is the world we live in today.