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Unformatted text preview: Eric Russo 3/11/10 Readings: Holland, et al, "Public Goods for Private Ends," Kozol, Savage Inequalities, Ch's 3 and 4 1. Summary of the readings: In Hollands reading she talks about educational segregation. Standardized testing is done in every state funded school, good education or not. Schools in slums with no materials, terrible atmosphere, and unmotivated teachers are being given the same test as the well off white students. Because of this poor African Americans and lower social classes have a huge number of dropouts. Better education for these students isnt an option because public schools dont except them, and private schools are too expensive and only pick the most well off white students. In chapter three Kozol talks about how NYC holds some of the worst inequalities in the country. Not only are students in the slums of NYC deprived from good education, they are also deprived from decent health care. The infant death rate is the same in NYC as it is in Malaysia. Children are forced to train and bus hours because they arent allowed in public schools nearby. The wealthier schools are more worried about making money, attracting business, and providing education to only the well off families. In chapter four Kozol discusses how when Camdens industry left, they lost everything. In chapter four Kozol discusses how when Camdens industry left, they lost everything....
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course ANTHRO 205 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at UMass (Amherst).
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