Koppel,2002). Social policies are inherently controversial because they are based, in part, on human values. Groups with differing values will often push for very different solutions to the same problem”(Sullivan,2016). This social problem seems to be economic and even historical because many of the children that are being referred to as a social problem in education equity are from poor and not always living in the right side of the town, so they get left out of achieving amazing opportunities in education like those children that are richer and living in the right part of the town to get every opportunity to achieve success in their education.
ANYLITCAL ESSAY 5 Possible Directions to Achieve Desired Change What is needed to achieve the vision of change and address the identified social problem? In this social problem of equity in education the best rationale for adopting a possible change is Social reform. Our textbook explains social reform as, “Some forms of prevention or intervention focus on social reform, which involves significant change in some social institutions or social practices. Social reform suggests that the problem stems, at least in part, from some serious failings in social organization or social institutions. It suggests that society is not healthy, and the persistence of the social problem is a symptom of this”( Sullivan,2016). This seems to be the best because there can be steps taken to help change how each child is being educated. Deborah Verstegen explains to us in her article, “to close the opportunity gap and create equal opportunities for all children to learn at high levels, a New Finance is required. Although much is needed, as discussed previously, the New Finance would provide systemic change and would consist of at least three broad elements. First, funding structures would be linked to rigorous curriculum standards and assessment systems creating equal opportunities to learn”(D.Verstegen,2015). She goes on to tell us that, “This study provides research findings and equity targets that may serve as benchmarks. Equity targets would gauge the effect of change over time with the goal of creating a more just and equitable education system for the future”(D.
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