Not all students receive equal education. Many principals and teachers in low-income schools are not experienced. Black students in Connecticut make up 9.1%, 4.6%, and respectively, 4.6%, of the total number of students who are enrolled at schools that have more than 20% uncertified professors (Recenter Staff 2019, 2019). However, only 0.6% attend schools with over 20% non-certified professors. (Recenter Staff 2019, 2019). Instructors may have predispositions that are based on race, gender, intelligence and conduct. This could affect students’ self-esteem or confidence.
Connecticut’s teaching staff is also reluctant to diversify (Recenter Staff 2019, 2019). Diverse teaching staff could be role models to students, and encourage positive teacher-student relationships. Certain school board laws and policies force black children to the criminal justice systems. Society’s perceptions of black males being criminals are a contributing factor.
Because some educators lack the ability to understand the cultural and social attitudes of children from underprivileged backgrounds, schools use detention, suspension and jail. In Connecticut, students of color were 2.5 and 4.5 times more likely to be suspended than students from other races during the 2016-2017 academic years (Recenter Staff 2019, 2019). The school curriculum emphasizes the traditions and beliefs of white people, which can lead to students becoming disinterested. Connecticut schools do not educate children on the current realities and history of segregation. Institutions in Connecticut do not give minorities the proper attention. Schools with on-site security officers make more arrests than schools without them. However, the violence does not rise. Infractions committed by minorities that are terrorists or members of gangs are punished in a way that isn’t available to white students. Feelings of rejection can result in students being expelled or suspended, and may lead to lower grades as well as participation in the criminal justice process. Connecticut wants to improve the hiring of minority professors and modify the program. Latino students will likely feel more at ease discussing a problem with Latino teachers, which might deter them form engaging in criminal behavior. By ensuring that they receive the same education and attention, acceptance reinforcement helps to calm teens.