Global Oil Spills
By @Mady_Moldova & @mnemiopsis
By @LucyCat, @Salma, @kristina_codegirl, @Ximena & @Jude_LCFC
The reason we asked this question was that we were curious about whether race actually made a difference in school performance. It turns out that it does! And it is important that people know about all the disparities in the education industry.
There is clear inequality in New Hanover County Schools that needs to be addressed.....
To figure out the answer, we decided to create a sheet of all the elementary schools in New Hanover and Johnston Counties and their racial percentages, as well as teacher/student ratio, free or reduced lunch, and test scores for each school. The websites we used were “School Digger”, a website page that tells you about the school you searched in great detail and in an easy-to-read way, and “Google Sheets”, which is where we formatted the data before plotting the graphs.
Our research and coding resulted in this: The higher the test scores, the more White students enrolled in that school. The higher the free/reduced lunch percentage, the more African Americans and Latinx students enrolled in that school. Also, the more White, the less African Americans. (Example: Carolina Beach Elementary.) Downtown students that are primarily Black are not given the same education opportunities and access to advanced learning.