The Importance Of Inequality In Education

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There is a reason why the education system in the United States is designed to be an unbalance when it comes to teaching anyone who is willing to learn. Students in all aspects of life, learning on how to overcome obstacles in their path, mentality and physically, which means interacting with the crowds that surround them and with the actual process of gaining knowledge if it is even word processing or math equations. The cause of the inequality could mainly be with the area that student is at, some get better education and benefits than others. Property tax within each school district is a huge influence of such an issue. The wealthiest neighborhoods get a “superior” quality because the schools in that territory funnels in all the tax money, while the shoddier…show more content…
Educational level, according to conflict theorists, can also be used as a tool for discrimination, such as when potential employers require certain educational credentials that may or may not be important for the job. It discriminates against minorities, working-class people, and women – those who are often less educated and least likely to have credentials because of discriminatory practices within the educational system.” (Crossman, About.com). As for the functionalist perspective, they view it as a purpose for having this inequality within their children’s education, to see who is fit for society by exposing themselves to: values, ethics, politics, religion, and norms. To bring it all into a close, the education system in the United States is designed to be an unbalance when it comes to teaching anyone who is willing to learn. Learning on how to become the “working man” in society, to overcome obstacles in their path, mentality and physically, interacting with the crowds that surround them and with the actual process of gaining knowledge. The rich gain quality education, while the poor gain the close to average
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