It's Time to End School Inequality

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The right to an adequate education is a freedom every American child should have; however, that is not the case. Standardized testing reveals that students living in an economically stable neighborhood are more mentally developed than students living in poverty stricken communities. The problem with the educational system is not schools need to close and children need to be relocated to another one, it is inequality within the educational system continues to widen due to the expansion of the economic gap. One cannot fix issues of the broken system by closing public schools and endorsing charter school proliferation. One must first start with the economic situation of each school to ensure all students, teachers, and schools are given the same opportunity to advance, which can only occur with proper funding. Some believe test scores shows stagnated development within America’s educational system. Standardized testing has revealed the crack in the system: students, who are mentally inferior; teachers, who are not skillful; and schools, who are ineffective. Making appropriate changes will fix the glitch causing the system to fully rebound. Constant testing is the only way to predict programs that are delinquent so changes can promptly occur. Rahm Emmanuel, current Mayor of the City of Chicago, used his power to close over 50 schools and phase out others over the next two years, while at the same time proliferating Charter Schools. His decision was solely due to the results of standardized test scores; however, he did not take into consideration the cause of low test scores, nor the overall effect it would have on the children or the community. Standardized test scores has not fallen throughout America’s educationa... ... middle of paper ... ...teachers, will produce a school full of uneducated students. There are not any Charter Schools in economically stable communities, therefore, all of their teachers are certified and have knowledge of teaching and the material. One should clearly see the problem with the educational system does not lie in the community the school is located in, but in the funds given to the school to meet the needs of its students. Without proper funding schools in poverty stricken neighborhoods lack the finances to hire enough qualified teachers and the ability to provide the teachers with the materials to teach the students effectively. Works Cited Junger, Sebastian. "Combat High." McWhorter. Successful College Writer Everyday Writer. n.d. 61-65. 65. Print. Tong, Harley. "An Early Start." McWhorter. Successful College Writing Everyday Writer. n.d. 496-497. 496. Print.
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