ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Disparity in Education & Business

Updated on July 25, 2013

Digital Technology

Source

Disparity in Southern California Schools

Disparity in Southern California Schools

Volume 3, Issue 2, July 25, 2013

Disparity in Southern California Schools has been primarily identified by the poverty rates, financial income levels, affordability, ownership, maintenance of computers, and availability in Southern California Schools like East Los Angeles (ELA) 25.3% who are below the poverty rate and who only have 6,422 business owners in the community of ELA. The City of East Los Angeles has 5 high schools, 1 college, and 2 libraries (ELA library and Anthony Quinn Library). The City of South Gate has a 19.6% below the poverty rate and only 6,733 business owners in the community. The City of South Gate has only 1 high school and 0 colleges in the area, the closest college being ELA College and has 1 library (Leland Weaver Library). The City of Compton with a 24.9% below the poverty rate and the city have 5,082 businesses in the community. The City of Compton has 3 high schools, 1 community college, and has zero libraries. The last in Southern California is the City of Watts recognized as the Willowbrook district by the Census Bureau who has a 25% below the poverty level and only 2,133 businesses in the community since 2007. The City of Willowbrook has magnet schools and high school students are served by Compton and Locke High School in Watts. The Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science is one of the Universities located in Willowbrook. It also has 1 library (Willowbrook Library) and a computer lab in Parks and Recreation Center at Athens Park. The other schools listed and areas have no statistical information of Parks and Recreation Centers who have computer labs in the recreation center.

In addition to the disparity in being equipped for the workforce/labor force the communities named in this writing are among the poorest and who are unable to afford food for lunch and is a detriment to the students ability to concentrate on studies.

Some of the schools listed have prerequisites that need to be filled prior to graduation in life skills, academics, and services experience along with a demonstrated knowledge of computer literacy skills. Of the above listed high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) King Drew Medical Magnet School ranked in at 33.7% of a 56% AP tested school system as being prepared to enter and engage in college. The other high Schools ranked 22.7% lower with South Gate at an 18.33% rate to enter college, and David Jordan High School with a 9.5% college ready rating that is startlingly below the California averages.

Disparity ranking in the State of California in Higher Education Chart is provided by NCHEMS Information Center for Higher Education and Policymaking and Analysis with current analysis and data that are compiled in the chart below:

The numbers categorized below are percentages of rankings of disparity in higher education in financing an education, in the workforce percentage, and the income percentage categories representing a ranking in Southern California. The highest cost amounts and lowest cost per student is a factor in determining the percentage rate.

After careful review of this information the next step in this process is to find out what skills are most sought after by employers that are critical to employability.

  • Communication (written, speaking, and listening)
  • Analytical Skills/Research Skills (identify, scrutiny, improving, and streamlining)
  • Computer/Technical literacy (basic understanding with Word, Excel, and email)
  • Flexibility/Adaptability/Managing Priorities
  • Interpersonal Abilities (Team player, co-worker interaction)
  • Multi-cultural Sensitivity/Awareness
  • Planning/Organizing
  • Problem Solving/Reasoning/Creativity
  • Honesty/Integrity/Morality
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Professionalism
  • Positive Attitude/Motivation/Energy/Passion
  • Self Confidence

Of these skills computer skills and functionality use of computers are of primary and critical importance to the prospective employer. These skills listed above are integrated into the high school and college curriculum and academia to equip students for work in the business world. Computers are evolving into a mandatory tool that integrates the skills listed above in tasks that the students complete in academia, graduation, and prepares them for the workforce.



Disparity in Higher Education Chart

California College Financing
California Workforce
CA Income
47%
2.5%
12%
28% Average (high)
11.70%
44481 (high)
16% Average (low)
12%
32176 (,low)

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)