Children And Youth Of Prince George 's County

847 Words Feb 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
Problem Identification: As African American moved to Prince George’s County to be part of a phenomenon that has been rare in American history: a community that grew more upscale as it became more black. “The county became a national symbol of the American Dream with a black twist” (Michael, 2015). However, their dreams were shattered. Moreover, when white families departed as the black population grew, one of the consequences of this action was the quality of education in the public school system, declined which cause many affluent black families to turn away from the public school system. Summary of case/describe the particular: “Experts say the trend in Prince George’s is similar to what has happened in other large school systems that have struggled academically: The loss of middle-class families has led to a higher percentage of poor students using the public school system, less local accountability and waning community involvement. Also, Russ (2013) stated, “children and youth of Prince George’s County face many challenges, and the solution requires action on the part of the entire community. Philanthropists, Businesses, School Leaders, and Policymakers are called to take action to end our disconnected youth crisis and ensure all students graduate high school, college and career ready.” In addition, educating our youth must begin early in a child’s development life, simply because this period provides a foundation for learning and social development resulting in…
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