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In his essay And What Will Become of Children Like Miguel Fernandez Pedro A Noguera focuses on the issue of lower class students specifically Latinos having difficulty of attaining higher education throughout schools in the United States Noguera argues that in order for the lower class to move up in society institutions and schools must provide support and nurture Latino students in order for them to receive higher quality education The author addresses this issue to show how Latinos are being underestimated by the middle class and are seen by them as people who do not have the potential to succeed in education Noguera validates his claim by demonstrating how there are several factors that Latino students face in their lives such as the lack of creating new programs that reassures Latino students the education they need to pass high school exit exams enhancing class sizes for schools that have a problem with overcrowding and how the American Dream is leaning towards propaganda The importance of this issue is to demonstrate to the middle class that Latinos drop out of school due to several obstacles that stop them from continuing their educationNoguera suggests that schools in urban areas like the South Bronx are overcrowding in schools because many low income Latino immigrants arrive to the United States with the desire to live a better life move into impoverished neighborhoods where schools do not have the resources or programs to prevent Latinos from dropping out of schools The author demonstrates this by showing how the South Bronx is a neighborhood where there exists litter on the streetsdeteriorated buildingsviolence and danger Noguera 44 He addresses this so that the middle class can realize the environments that Latinos live in and make them realize how even the government is not doing anything to support Latinos The underlining assumption is that the government tends to neglect schools in impoverished neighborhoods In his article Noguera use of testimonial evidence
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