At Risk Students

Characteristics of At-Risk Students
At risk students comes from different different backgrounds. Many of the students are from cultures with so many different outlooks on education.   A product of a student being at risk can come from a wide range of different things. The one that stuck out to me the most was a child that comes from a poverty background. Many families that have low income and work on a job that does not value a high school education, which puts them in a lower income bracket, are considered as at risk.
      Many of the students that come from a home making minimum wages find it complicated to afford many of life necessities like food, clothing, shelter and education for the child. Usually it’s the single parent that has to work two jobs to make ends meet and without the extra money the home can’t function properly.   Since the parent can't afford daycare, or send their children to early intervention school, the child miss out on getting an early start on their schooling. Even families with both parents that are not making enough find it complicated to find the time to help their child with their homework.   Regularly students are left on their own because the parents don’t have enough money a babysitter and don't have the time or money to send their children to afterschool programs to be tutored. ( Ramsey & Ramsey1994).
In the Fort bend school district, where I live and my children attend school, there are 161,194 children living in the district at this time.   The makeup of the district is Latinos and Hispanics, Whites, African American, and sixteen percent are other nationalities (Sanford, B 2008). Families that are in the lower class category often need help or assistance from the government to provide food, clothes and shelter. In Fort Bend County, there are programs put in place to assist the families that are in need.   Also, there are programs throughout the community that are set up to help families.   To make sure that the students...