Social Problem Analytic Framework: Equity in Education Bruce Holden Grand Canyon University: SOC -220 December 9, 2018 1
Social Problem Analytic Framework: Equity in Education Equity in Education, what is the social problem? While the struggle is long-standing, research and scholarly debate over equity in education has recently gained increased attention. Educational equity remains an uncompleted goal for scholars that engage in educational research and inform policy debate. This is also the goal of those that advocate for social and community change, we they see the value that is added through a well-rounded education. The social problem that one can see with equality in education covers many areas such as unequal school funding, tracking, discipline, racial disparity, and the lack of proper access to a well-rounded curriculum due to subtractive schooling. A lack of education for our youth can lead to multiple problems in society. Juvenile delinquency, drinking, drugs, and other violations of the law can become common as children act out to try and fit in, to be accepted for who they are. When a child feels like there is no one that wants to take the time to teach them, no matter the reason, they are likely to pull away and search out other avenues. Often, when a student struggles through intermediate, junior high, and their high school years, they will not take the step into college. In the world today, not having a college education of some sort can lead to lower paying jobs, fewer opportunities at growth in the work place, and in some cases even poverty. It is vital that we understand the future of our country is at stake here, we must bring the status quo up to par and not accept that any child will be left out in the cold when it comes to a proper education. Although there has been significant public and private investment in our schools, disparities in educational opportunities, behavior, attainment, and 2
Social Problem Analytic Framework: Equity in Education achievement exist among the different student populations. As an example, from early childhood
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