One of the opportunities we can provide for those children is school choice. Some people argue that they pay high tax to provide quality education for their children, and others do not have the right to share with it. If we follow the system thinking, this belief is a fallacy because we can not separate one from others in a system. In the long run, school choice can create success for children from the low SES family. In other words, if we can help those children succeed in the school and society, they will produce less problems to the society, and we can build up a better environment for everyone.
The United States does provide the American Dream, however, this dream must be a goal anyone can achieve. Education is the foundation that affects people for the rest of their lives. While the gender gap is debatable in our society, when it comes to academic achievement, race and social class count for far more. Schools from lower social class backgrounds tend to stress more on expected beneficial outcomes of higher education than the students from higher social classes. Students from lower social class backgrounds tend to take their studies and schooling more seriously since they believe that doing so will bring improved jobs and career opportunities.
For that amount of children to be living that low in life is unacceptable, but because of how education is in these areas where the children are living in are bad, they don’t have much hope for their future. Education is the only outlook these kids have for a better future and if that is corrupt or interfered with than there is a really good chance of them not being able to escape the poverty. Although there are millions of teachers that do strive to provide the best for his or her
This is not necessarily true. According to the New York Times, It is a well- known fact that children from affluent families tend to do better in school (New York Times 1). If students that are in affluent families getting a better education, we need to help low-income families get access to better education. Education in low -income communities is a social injustice because it disadvantages low -income students by not providing them with the same educational opportunities as a student that lives in a rich or middle class area. Students in low-income areas do not have the classes, resources or teachers to give them the best possible education necessary to prepare them for college.
More recently even though grants are available for students from low income families they are still put off by the high costs. From a different perspective sociologists such as douglas and sugarman provide support for the cultural deprivation theory, which states that the work... ... middle of paper ... ...rtain knowledge is privileged. As their culture is closer to that of the school they are more likely to succeed. A similar view is expresses by diane reay who studied social capital and concluded that it is mothers who have the main influence on their childs education. This is because middle class mothers have more cultural capital and material capital- they have more qualifications and information about how the educational system worked.
Whatever the advantages of education for young people, many are not attending school on a regular basis. Many studies have been done that confirm that there is a vast difference in academic performance between children from high and low-income communities. Education is necessary but education alone does not make it equal between the privilege and poor children as many think it should. Decreasing poverty and inequality first, will raise educational enrollment and performance of students to succeed without regard to their environment situations, race, and gender. Funding is one way that affects the quality of the education system.
While it may grant access to millions of children, this will only hurt them and our economy more due to insufficient funding of these schools. The children will get low quality education that will end up widening the Education Gap at the Top that Friedman addresses instead of closing it. UP will extinguish Friedman’s idea of CQ+PQ>IQ, by taking advantage of the children and shaping their minds the way they seem fit instead of allowing children to shape it themselves. Along with this, the new preschools will be created more as a drilling form of education, rather than a nourishing one. Sending children to school to be put under constant pressure of tests and cognitive learning that they are not yet mature enough for will have longer lasting effects on them than the actual schooling will.
Higher education is more valuable that people prioritize it to be. It is unfair to have kids debase themselves all for not being financially strong. There are kids out there that are academically acceptable to colleges but are not financially acceptable for them. So then you have colleges emphasizing financial aid but what good does a small amount of assistance do for a whole lot of tuition? When will financial aid be more of a benefit for low income students rather than just a chump of
An Early Education Solution: Improving K-12 Education The more unequal the United States’ education system will grow, the more our poverty line will struggle. Most people believe that hiring tutors or staying long hours after school will help, but little do they realize that all of that can be avoided if every child is given the opportunity to an inexpensive early education. An implemented universal early education program would contribute to a rise in grades, keep families connected, and hope for a better future. If all children were to attend early education, than every child would be starting at the same level and it is so crucial to a child to be at the same level as the rest his/her classmates. Having all children be at the level they are required to be at leads less room for a timid child in classroom.
Caroline Hoxby's statement about local property tax being a good way of funding schools is not true because students of poor school districts do not receive equal treatment in education. In reality this method of funding schools is neither effective nor efficient which clearly illustrated in the lives of the impoverished students. Every student deserves to get equal opportunities for education. Many people are granted this opportunity, but what about the poor, disadvantaged students? Their education will not allow them to reach their goals of becoming a CEO or a lawyer.