Teacher Discrimination On The Immigrant Children

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Brown, Christiana S. "The Educational, Psychological, and Social Impact of Discrimination on the Immigrant Child." Migration Policy.org. Migrant Policy Institute, 11 Jan. 2016. Web.
Experiencing discrimination can provoke stress responses similar to post-traumatic stress disorder. Children who experience discrimination from their teachers are more likely to have negative attitudes about school and lower academic motivation and performance and are at increased risk of dropping out of high school. In fact, experiences of teacher discrimination shape. children who experience discrimination from teachers feel worse about their academic abilities and are less likely to feel they belong at school when compared to students who do not experience discrimination. All this discourages immigrant students to pursue a high education, preventing them from obtaining any job that needs more than a high school degree. In turn, when they, later on, have children in High School, their children will also be discouraged to go beyond high school. This creates a vicious cycle of repetition, weakening our American Education System. Physiological, children and young adults in this situation face a likelier possibility to suffer mental illnesses, such as depression and anxiety. The discrimination they face at schools usually leads to the child to question his own intelligence, his reason for work, and many other thoughts. They base themselves off what they learned

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