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personal decision to take the opportunity. According to the author, Lindsey Cook, “ Lower wealth, lower health, lower parental education levels, more dealings with the justice system and other circumstances create a perfect storm that leaves blacks without the same educational 4 14 th Amendment of the US Constitution 5 Lindsey Cook, U.S. Education: Still Separate and Unequal (2015)
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RESEACH PAPER – THE POWER OF EDUCATION HISTORY 2110 opportunities as whites.” 6 Educational expectations are lower for black children because fewer black students graduate from high school meaning that fewer are eligible for college admission. Horace Mann mission has been fulfilled in today’s life but, it is the people that are not choosing to benefit from it. Once the opportunity has been utilized, America might just be better than what it is. In the words of Horace Mann, “education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.” That simply means that if the black population chooses to get an education then maybe they may bring balance between blacks and whites. Though, in actually fact blacks and whites will never be equal but education is a start to developing an understanding between the two races. An educated people is essential to protect liberty and the general welfare of the entire country. 6 Lindsey Cook, U.S. Education: Still Separate and Unequal (2015)
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