Everyone Should Have Equal Access to Education

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Education is the most important thing in a persons life especially in a child’s life. Many things can get in the way of a child’s educational future and many people have their own opinion or theories on how well educated children come about. The cold hard truth is that upperclass parents do have more educated children, but the reasons for it are very statistical and vary. Wealthier parents tend to have more educated children not just because of their ability to provide more educational resources but because of their social environment, educational background, and how they raise their children. All children should have an equal chance at a great education not just the rich. Many other leading factors are supportive in the answer as to why this is, such as, environmental effects, social standings, school, home, and peer motivation. When a child is born they are in awe of everything they see, experience, and hear. If your child has grown into a home that is from poverty chances are that the child will be increasingly different then one raised from a wealthy family. For example, if you take pride in teaching your child or if you just let you child learn on their own or at school. Studies show that speaking to your child from birth increases their vocabulary and ability to say things, thus, growing smarter. A study from Gwen Dewar, Ph.D. of The Baby Center (2013) was done of everyday talk between 42 parents and their babies Dewar’s results: “Babies from professional families heard an average of 2,100 words per hour. Babies from working class families heard an average of 1,200 words per hour. Babies with parents on public assistance heard an average of 600 words per hour…Put another way, kids from the highest rung of the so... ... middle of paper ... ...rich and poor schools.” Nieman Reports. Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. Web. 03. Dec. 2013 Clarke, Conor. “Why Rich Parents Raise Smarter Children.” The Atlantic. The Atlantic Monthly Group. 28 Aug. 2009. Web. 06 Nov. 2013 Dewar, Gwen, Ph.D. “Do parents who talk to babies have smarter kids?” Baby Center. Baby Center L.L.C. Web. 13 Apr. 2013. 03 Dec. 2013 Fisher, Max. “Why Are Rich Kids Smarter?” The Atlantic Wire. The Atlantic Monthly Group. 28 Aug. 2009. Web. 06 Nov. 2013 Neufeld, Sara. “Children aren’t born smart. They're made smart by conversation.” Slate. The Slate Group. 27 Sep. 2013. Web. 06 Nov. 2013 Rufus, Anneli. “15 Signs You’ll Raise a Genius.” The Daily Beast. The Daily Beast Company. 24 Oct. 2011. Web 01 Dec. 2013 Salas, Anthony. “More Money, Better Grades.” University Of Michigan. University of Michigan. Web. 06 Nov. 2013
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