Hi, need to submit a 1250 words paper on the topic Educational Challenges of 21st Century. The process of learning for the more affluent kids is easier and more pleasant as compared to that of a peasant child. This is primarily due to the availability of reading materials such as print or electronic media for the affluent people whereas the poor people have limited access to print or electronic sources. You find that rich people send their kids off to very good schools which are well equipped in terms of computer labs, a well-stocked library, and the school itself offers a great learning environment. The not so well off families take their children to public schools which may not have good facilities such as a well-equipped library (Ronald, 2009).
It is of some people’s opinion that race is also a great factor to consider among the various challenges facing education. A large population of the blacks, and Latinos, is believed to receive an education that would be termed as inferior comparing it with the education the whites receive. The number of African-Americans and Latinos expected to drop out of school due to suspensions or other illegal activities is higher as compared to the number of whites that would not complete their learning curve (Roland, 2009). I would strongly vouch for the closure of non-performing schools so as not to waste parents’ money in sending kids to schools that do not perform.
Another factor that affects the education sector hugely is the lack of assessment. This applies to both the students and the policymakers. Teachers and .instructors alike should practice the habit of assessing their students’ work on a regular basis. Lack of this technique makes it difficult to build on the strengths of students while at the same time addressing the weaknesses of their students. Policymakers should also assess the quality of education offered in schools from time to time. This is essential in keeping with the changing demands in the world socially, economically, and politically (Leana, 2008). .