Brown v. Board of Education case. Although this provided some momentum for the civil rights movement to end racial segregation, it also mobilized White segregationists to oppose Black’s efforts for quality (Smith & Kozleski. 2005). According to the conflict theorists, the race for high credentials occurs because some groups have a vested interest in placing greater emphasis on the importance of educational degrees. Degree inflation also serves to maintain the privileges of some while controlling the aspirations of others (Sullivan. 2016). Some efforts were made in 2014 by The Department of Education and Justice, which released material intended to ensure greater equity in schools by helping districts and educators to address the overuse of exclusionary discipline rates among colored and disabled students. There was also a conference among school officials to advance the national conversation on positive school climates (U.S Department of Education). It will take a widespread community action to help alleviate the social problem of equity in education since it is such a widespread problem among our youth. Society needs to be a part in the solution of the educational system. In part, since this is considered a social problem the whole nation must take their role in the solution otherwise if there is a kink in the chains of solution the education system will continue to fail. One way for this issue to change would be to look at how international countries handle their education system, especially those that closely resemble our own system. We could also allow parents the opportunity to choose what schools their children go to. Private and charter schools have a little more leeway with their curriculums and usually have a better overall educational system since, these schools must attract their students. If schools were made to compete for their students then 3
they would be most likely to provide excellent staff, lower discrimination, and a more uniformed facility. Another way would be to continue with the education of our school systems in creating
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