Equity in Education Essay.docx - 1 Jordan Stevens SOC-220 Mary Carlisle Equity in Education Problems in our educations system involving the fair quality

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Jordan Stevens SOC-220 April 16, 2018 Mary Carlisle Equity in Education Problems in our educations system involving the fair quality is an age-old argument that society just can’t seem to get right. In all honesty one would think that with the desegregation of America that the educational opportunities would increase for all races and not just focus on the white population. The western world society has had a long ongoing battle and debate on the funding gaps and equality of the school’s systems but, research shows that schools in cities tend to have lower funding in urban areas then schools located in the suburbs. Our histories most notorious battle in the desegregation of education was the Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. But, for something that has gone on for so long, how can society change its ways to provide equal opportunity and reduce the segregation between races and disabilities? Educational inequality is a severe social problem, that has little proven steps to alleviate this problem, has a long history of abuse, but needs to be addressed. The problem with out education system today is that it tends to protect the advantaged while not providing opportunities for the disadvantaged (Sullivan. 2016). Even through blatant segregation has not been a part of society in today’s day in age there are still some evidences of it in the school systems. In the 4 th and 8 th grades, 22 percent of white students were reading below a basic level while 57 percent of African American and 51 percent of Hispanic American students were reading below this level (Smith & Kozleski. 2005). There is also research that shows 1
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families with a higher socioeconomic status (SES) were four times more likely than those with a lower SES to attend college. In many cases, parents and teachers alike failed to develop a desire for educational achievement in students who were from a lower SES, which in turn becomes a
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