By: Krystle Crossman
For the first time in history it is projected that this upcoming school year will be made up with a majority of the student body being minority students. Unfortunately this is bringing to light some discouraging statistics about the educational system that the students are coming into as ACT scores are revealed. There is a definite gap between minorities and their white counterparts. It is apparent that the minority students are not getting the same level of education across the board and they are the ones who are suffering for it.
Of all of the ACT tests that were taken by high school students in 2013 only 39% showed that they were ready for college. Of that group 49% where white students. Hispanic student fell in at 18% and black students fell in at 11%. Duke University’s associate vice provost for undergraduate education Lee Baker states that the schools are funded by the tax payers which puts students who come from affluent neighborhoods in a better position in school as they get more funding and get the teachers and materials that are needed to effectively teach the students.