Social Class and Educational Equity

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Social Class and Educational  Equity February 14, 2008
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Educational Equity "Although the United States is based  on the premise of equal educational  experiences for all children; it is a  fact that children born into wealth,  middle class, and poverty will  receive different educations." » Caroline Hodges Persell, 2003.
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Education in the  United States Education in the United States is not a  single, uniform system that is available  to every child in the same way. If we understand better how schools can  help construct inequalities, we may be in  a better position to try to change them .
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• U.S. researchers often measure social class by  asking survey questions about a person’s or a  family’s educational level, occupation, rank in  an organization, and earnings. • Social-class inequality is greater in the United 
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