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...n needed to progress in society. Unfortunately these students then turn to negative outlets to fill the void of not having a proper education. These outlets being crime, gangs, and illegal means of making ends meet. On the contrary, structural-functionalist counter believe that providing people with the institutions of work an education will help to close the gap of wealth disparity over time. This idea provided by structural-functionalist would only manage the issue whereas the American educational system needs complete rehabilitation. With the lower class unable to obtain proper education further decreases their chances of obtaining employment that will allow them the option of upward mobility. Subsequently, the wealthy triumphs over the poor. The lower and middle class citizens will involuntary have to work the dirty and low paying jobs that no one else wants to.
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