American Dream and the Public Schools by Jennifer L. Hochschild

American Dream and the Public Schools by Jennifer L. Hochschild

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Daniel Rincon Professor Herrmann Schooling in America October 8th 2013 American Dream and the Public Schools by Jennifer L. Hochschild Choice seems like a very delicate topic in education. It feels highly similar to equal opportunity. I agree with Hoschschild when she said that, “advocates of school choice sometimes invoke the language of civil rights and the collective goals of education” (108). However I do not believe with the advocates when they argue that public schooling cannot work and dooms poor children. I believe that poor children are surely disadvantaged when it comes to education. It Is unfair that these students are more often than not obligated to go to schools that are public and do not gain much funding from their local area and are forced to be dependent on government funding. This then
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Unformatted text preview: forces these schools to have to abide by a government set standard and means of teaching that is standardized and usually a one size fits all education is not what works for all. Charter schools do not exist everywhere and religious schools are often too expensive. The type of parent that sends their parents to these schools I believe also has more of an opinion based on their education and the means and time to dedicate beyond what the average parent has. Though school choice is a right that all should have, it does not fall under equal access, I believe it is a choice of a higher quality. While it is unfair that some of these schools often result in higher educated students, we should not be focusing on improving access to these schools, we should be focusing on improving public schools....
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  • Fall '13
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