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Unformatted text preview: a higher socio-economic class are more likely to stay there, while those from the bottom of the economic ladder have trouble moving upwards. Another factor at play is epistemology. Epistemology is the term describing the nature of knowledge, with reference to its limits and validity. Those in segregated schools acquire knowledge differently. Those in predominantly white schools view a high school education as the stepping stones to a college education, while those in the inner-city feel like they have no chance to succeed after high school, let alone graduate. Inner-city students are denied access to the higher level and AP classes that those at white schools are encouraged to take....
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- Fall '08
- English, Jonathan Kozol, Britton Bixby