Social Problems Final Essay.docx - 1 Destinie Cleveland Professor Perry SOC 220 April 27th 2019 Red For Ed Final Essay Social Inequality Red For Ed

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1 Destinie Cleveland Professor Perry SOC - 220 April 27th, 2019 Red For Ed: Final Essay Social Inequality & Red For Ed Micro Social inequality has impacted the reasoning behind Red For Ed on a micro level by how within the last few decades schools have gradually received a decrease in funding; leading to the removal to programs that focus on the liberal arts, and less money to go to teacher pay. The lack of funding has caused thousands of teachers to be laid off since 2010; in California approximately 1,750 teachers were to be laid off in 2017, and has become an annual event (Leal, 2017). Focusing on the structure of California’s education model, some schools [including public schools] have to basically advertise/market their school to bring in more students to receiving as much funding as they can whether or not if it’s state funding, tuition based, or “donation” based. With that being said, it can be assumed that some schools may fall below standards, and not receive enough funds to support a diverse curriculum. Typically schools that fall below these newly place standards are those in areas affected by academic segregation; academic segregation has taken a new look and is the separation of students based on their academic performance (Kohli, 2014). With schools having to advertise themselves to obtain proper funding, schools may avoid advertising to students with low test scores to make the schools academic history look better. Having a successful student population can bring in more students aka funding, but this
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2 discriminates against those who are not less intelligent, but probably don't have access to the same resources to support a strong academic foundation. Macro On a macro level, social inequality impacts Red For Ed through its effect on the progression of historically oppressed populations. Minority groups have fallen victim to inequality within the education system by making up 58% of the US low-income families in
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