Currently we have parents desperate for their children to receive a better education so much so that there are lottery systems in place because quality schools have such a high demand. So why not make all of our school’s high quality. Why are some of our schools so bad that parents will wait in line for hours to get a ticket for a chance at a better education for their children. I have heard stories of parents moving from a house they love to get in a different school district so their child can get a quality education. I think we need to take a look at these schools that are in such a high demand and model all of our schools after them. I think it all starts with teachers that want to teach and are passionate about it. I think there should also be more stipends put in place to attract quality teachers to the less desirable schools. This is how you change a school. Two factors that have effected public education is both economic conditions and historical factors. I believe that we are still seeing the effects of segregation. In fact, statistics, also back this up as studies show that black males are one of highest underachieving groups currently. This is the left-over effects of Jim Crow laws even though we are no longer a racially segregated society we are still operating on implied segregation. This is evident in the statistics of minorities and their role in education. According to the Education Equality Index which measures performance of schools across the country. Economics also play a role in the success of a student. Statistics on this report show that 29% of cities and 36% of schools fall into the red category which means that the low-income students are performing below the national average of low income students.
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- Fall '14
- Education Equality Index