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Unformatted text preview: Social justice is the idea of a society that allows everyone to have an equal opportunity to succeed and make a difference. As a future teacher it is important to become familiar with social justice because in recent years the deficit between the very wealthy and the very poor has become increasingly greater. The wealthy have accumulated many resources while the poor are failing to meet even their basic needs. Many have become unable to obtain basic necessities such as, food, shelter, medical care, and sufficient clothing. Students may come to class deprived of sleep from their living situation, malnourished, and even without dental care. As teachers one needs to find a way to make up for these differences and work with the students to allow them to still succeed. It can be very difficult for these students to excel in academic settings under these conditions, but their education is very important to their future and this needs to be made evident to them. Social justice impacts students because many of their fellow classmates may be of significant different economic backgrounds. Although this is an unfortunate and...
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- Spring '11