Analysis Of Jonathan Kozol's Still Separate, Still Unequal

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Why is it important to make our public education system stronger? The public education system is presented all over the world today, providing the intellectual skills, knowledge, and wisdom. It broadens the attitudes and acceptance of others who are different, the understanding of how everything really works, and prepares the possible challenges for growth. However, the education system has flaws; students are being treated unequally and till this day has not been changed. The public education system is a tool of empowerment, liberation, and success due to the diversity within the schools, the intellectual growth, and the self actualization. But that barrier to empowerment, liberation, and success known as the site of oppression is also shown…show more content…
In Jonathan Kozol’s Still Separate, Still Unequal: America’s Educational Apartheid he talks about the difference between the minority education and white education. ."Schools that were already deeply segregated twenty-five or thirty years ago are no less segregated now, while thousands of other schools around the country that had been integrated either voluntarily or by the force of law have since been rapidly resegregating" (Kozol, 1). This includes the low funds, the segregation, and the lack of attention for the minority. Kozol begins talking about the lack of funds for the minority by explaining how their school buildings are faulty with cracks, leaks, poor ventilation, windowless, and even in the need of more facility staff. This shows that students that go to these schools are viewed as not being worth the effort. Their education is both less valued and funded in comparison to white education which creates an unfair advantage. When it comes to the value of money, the rich would spend thousands of dollars on their child’s education, giving them the advantage to gain further knowledge. “No matter with what regularity such doubts about the worth of spending money on a child’s education are advanced, it is obvious that those who have the money, and who spend it lavishly to benefit their own kids, do not do it for no reason” (Kozol, 2). On the other hand, the minority education does not get this opportunity for a better education leading to a major disadvantage in the public education
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