Latin America And Its Educational Situation

Let’s start on a positive note: generally, the amount of children in Latin America having access to and receiving education is increasing. However, sadly the quality of education remains truly low. This can be explained by two main factors, namely an educational gap as well as region-wide inequality.


The region of Latin America is known for its unequal character, which creates an educational gap between rich and poor students.This can especially be seen in the factor of education. Children from poor families are far less likely to enroll for and attain education than their rich peers.


Meanwhile, Latin American countries also struggle with poor educational management. 1) Teachers are not provided with and taught adequate teaching skills 2) Often, ineffective teachers are hired who are not able to provide adequate education to struggling groups of students 3) Once hired, it is very difficult to remove ineffective teachers from their position. Overarchingly, Latin America is a region that is characterized by high levels of income inequality. Within the scope of education, this is reflected by poorer children being excluded from education. This shows, that LatinAmerica finds itself in a continuous circle of inequality, from which poor children suffer by not being able to attend school.

Therefore, it is crucial to take action and make sure to provide schools to children from poor families as well, in order to strive for equality.

By building more schools, one does not only help individuals who otherwise would not be able to have access to a school, but one also makes a contribution to general economic growth.