qualified teacher to better classroom materials. The No Child Left Behind Act was established to remove teachers who had higher qualifications to not be able to teach at lower level schools (Sanders, 2008). The issue with this current condition is that children that have a lower economic status do attend the lower quality schools so the resource of teachers who are better equip to help the children have been removed and placed in a socioeconomic setting where the children that can afford a tutor or a little extra help now have those resources and the better qualified teachers. 3
EQUITY The other issue seen within the equity in education is the cultural issues. As time progresses the demographic of children in school’s changes over time and what use to be the minority is now starting a rapid come up. This being said statistically the older statistics showed that there was a higher performance point with the white students versus all the non-white students and there needs to be better attention paid toward that opportunity gap that was created (Clark, Zygmunt, Howard, 2016). Possible Directions to Desired Change A way to socially reform the issue of equity in education would be to observe and bring about change in educational institutions. A social reformation is when the larger issue is stemmed from a smaller issue and to fix the larger the smaller must be dealt with first (Sullivan, 2016). This could mean that research and analytics could be done in schools to find where and what demographic is struggling. Then once that information is recorded then the next step would be to utilize public funding properly. Instead of spending absurd amounts of money on stadiums and sporting events hosted by the school’s, there should be a budget for the students who show the potential to excel but do not have the proper funds to reach their full potential.
- Fall '14