Economic Justice: Work on a Global Perspective

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In “What Do We Deserve?”, Arora takes a look at political philosophies and asks an important question, “How much of my good life do I really deserve?.” He brings up that argument that the contest of life is “rigged from the start” (Arora). How do one fix the contest so it's fair for everyone? Society can start by leveling the playing field to give everyone an equal chance, eliminating the idea of winner vs. loser, and encouraging and rewarding hard work and natural talents. Once the system is repaired, then we will see that those who make the effort and take advantage of their own gifts will succeed and be truly deserving of their earnings. In the United States, a form of Meritocracy is employed. This system recognizes and corrects the socioeconomic disadvantages (Arora). While efforts have been made to correct the problem, many still fall flat. Many schools, for example, are not equal and some are even getting worse. Lee County School District, a district that boasted no 'F' and 'D' level schools in 2010, now have three failing schools and eight 'D' levels. The number of 'A' level schools have also fallen from 60 in 2011 to 36 in 2013 (LCPS). How will this growing problem be fixed, not only in the United States but the world as well? One important action is to continue the effort to improve schools worldwide. Schools in poorer areas of districts would benefit from a greater number of better trained teachers and faculty. Other actions to help improve schools would be to add more leadership and extracurricular activities, encourage students to focus and stay in school, and making things such as school lunch and recess better. It is important to have students enjoy being at school and enjoy learning, otherwise they'll lose intere... ... middle of paper ... ...er what hardships they faced, are those deserving of their victories. Works Cited Arora, Namit. "What Do We Deserve?" Emerging: Contemporary Readings for Writers. By Barclay Barrios. 2nd ed. N.p.: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2013. 86-93. Print. Weiner, Eric. The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World. New York: Twelve, 2009. Print. "School Grades." Lee County Public Schools. School District of Lee County, Florida, 2012. Web. 16 Jan. 2014. "Biggest School Districts - 2009 International Percentile." Global Report Card. George W. Bush Presidential Center, 2012. Web. 16 Jan. 2014. "Enrollment, Poverty, and Federal Funds for the 100 Largest School Districts." Digest of Education Statistics 2013. U.S. Department of Education: Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, Jan. 2013. Web. 16 Jan. 2014.
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