I’m concerned about Fresno’s education system. Teens should benefit from our education system, yet they are negatively affected. Our system fails to provide teens with the opportunities necessary for their success. By success I mean pursuing a college education and occupying higher paying jobs.
The education system does not nurture or embrace diversity. The segregation issue is still present. We all know it, but no one is taking a stand.
I am a Fresno State student pursuing my undergraduate degree in psychology. Every day I attend Fresno State, I am proud of the acknowledgment and embrace of diversity within our campus. We need to accept diversity is a strength. Segregation among teens only weakens our education system.
It is an injustice to not provide the same educational opportunity for teens who come from low-income families. To begin to break the cycle of concentrated poverty, we must begin to provide teens equal opportunity in our education system.
I urge Fresnans to be aware of these discrepancies and speak out when segregation is occurring on your own school campus. It takes one person to make a difference.
Jessica Alejandre, Fresno