essay three - Poor Students Lack Equal Education Education...

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Poor Students Lack Equal Education Education is an important aspect of every individual’s life. Students in America are constitutionally protected and promised equality, but is there still equality in the realm of education? Unfortunately, public schools in the United States of America fail to provide equal opportunities in regards to student’s education. Poverty-stricken schools across the country suffer from more than merely poor resources, as stereotypes have caused important issues to seem less severe. Generalizations made about students deriving from lower-class backgrounds are often false, and these students are not presented with equal opportunities in public schooling. Judgments about students of lower-class families are formed before obtaining knowledge which helps to explain the causes of inequality in public education. People must understand and make necessary changes to the difficulties that disadvantaged students must overcome in order to receive an equal education. Parents, teachers, and other community members typically make prejudice assumptions about students from lower-class household. Educators oppose teaching students of the lower- class because they find that doing so brings about many more challenges. Teachers place blame on the parents, arguing that students are not encouraged to perform to the best of their ability at home. Yet again, educators fault parents for their lack of involvement in school functions, leading to the stereotype that parents of the lower-class do not value education is made. (Gorksi 2007) Many assume that poor students lack the motivation to achieve success, and they will continue to be negatively influenced by uneducated family members who have been a part of this ongoing cycle. But teachers must realize the issues that poor students deal with on a daily basis, and begin to help compensate for their struggles, through active involvement in these students lives. They cannot sit back and oppose teaching these students but rather embrace the
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challenge of making a difference in those student’s lives. Paul C. Gorski, author of “The Question of Class”, explores various preconceived judgments of less fortunate students. He is an assistant professor in Hamline University's Graduate School of Education, and has a true passion for education. Gorski looks at poverty as its own cultural phenomenon, in which the middle and upper-class fail to understand. He states, “If only we – in the middle and upper-middle classes – can understand their culture, why those people don’t value education, why those parents don’t attend our functions and meetings, why
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