What Are The Main Education Challenges That The Latino Governments Are Facing

Several governments both in developed and developing countries, as much as they try to deal with issues of governance, still encounter setbacks both minor and major in addressing such issues in governance as; policy making, knowledge distribution, implementing health and education policies, providing food, effective leadership, improving infrastructure, dealing with the marginalized in society and so much more.

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There are several setbacks which the Latino governments are facing leading to Latino immigration including challenges regarding unemployment and education. A good education is very important, and making sure that all citizens receive a proper education is one of the goals that most countries in the world have. However, many governments are facing challenges in achieving this education goal, though most of these challenges are similar the world over.

A Latino with an American education has increased chances of getting opportunities in Latin American countries but not quite the same can be said about one with Hispanic education. Therefore, a lot needs to be done to make sure that the playing field is level, and that all individuals are capable of competing effectively in the job market.

The challenges that most of these Latin American Governments face in establishing the Hispanic education system includes:

1.      Underfunding of institutions in Latino neighbor hoods

Not all projects in such neighbor hoods are sufficiently funded by government or Non- Governmental Organizations or agencies. Several assumptions and conclusions can cause them to arrive at such decisions and therefore not enough resources are made available to sustain and run a learning institution. As such, school attendance will be minimal if not poor due to scarce resources required in running and maintaining a school. Service delivery will equally be poor due to understaffed or underpaid teachers.

2.      Access to health care

Lack of access to vital services such as health services contribute to poor education performance and school attendance because of poor health. It is not possible for anyone to function properly if they are not in the right physical state. If accessing health services seems like a pipe dream, so will accessing such essential amenities as schools. For one to be able perform effectively, health access is crucial.

3.      Access to well-equipped Schools

School dropout rate is higher among Hispanics than with Americans and Caucasians. Studies show that there is a high dropout rate among Hispanics, reasons being attributed to such factors as poverty, Latino segregation due to being a minority ethnic group as a result from unequal distribution of learning resources. Lack of motivation to stay in school can also be a contributing factor as well.

English language learning is not provided for in most schools and therefore some if not most Hispanics struggle to learn and understand the language. It is hard to conduct any business without knowledge of the basic languages such as English; therefore, it is important for the language to be incorporated in learning institutions as early as pre-school to deal with such setbacks as language barriers.

4.      Poverty

The number of poverty levels is said to be on the rise. Poor performance in schools by pupils and students is said to be attributed to lack of basic essentials. Performance is based on the wealth a family has, and its social status. One’s living conditions have crucial impact on their academic achievement.

As such, the government has to come up with strategies to improve the living conditions of such people living below the poverty line in order to improve school attendance and increase the country’s knowledge base. Government further needs to recognize that education contributes to social equity and should be regarded with utmost importance in order to make attendance in schools a success.

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