Unformatted text preview: the school system. For the reason that school funding is intimately tied to property values (a proxy for wealth), some school systems have vastly more resources and higher quality teachers than others. The limited availability of private schools adds even more to this disparity. I attended a mediocre public school while people I grew up with who had more money went to a superior private school. Although I turned out fine other kids did not become so lucky; this level of economic stratification is not a good thing. In fact, it leads to all manner of economic injustices and political distortions....
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- Spring '10
- Private School, Public School, Independent school, textbook social stratification