Comparing The Documentary ' Children During America 's Schools '

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In reaction to the two films there was a lot of surprises and a lot of ‘normal’ outcomes in certain situations. In the Documentary “Children in America’s Schools” what was most surprising was the similarity in poverty and education of both urban and rural communities compared to that of suburban areas. By seeing such areas, it was notable which races were most predominate in the area and not; in this case white in both rural and suburban and black in the urban communities. Though the abundance of certain races compared to their areas of living was not so much surprising, it was the similarities in both the quality of resources and schools for both rural and urban areas that was striking compared to that of suburban areas. By showing the two areas, that were mostly predominate in either or race (white or black), it was able to show the audience that it is not race that is the limiting the quality of education, but money. By being able to see this; the common norm that ‘race’ determines who gets good education gets diminished. The new barrier in today’s age is the amount of money the community has, helping us come up with a new focus, how do we stop socioeconomic backgrounds on being this barrier? With the help of the film “Won’t back down” we got some ideas on how to fight back against these limitations. In “Don’t back down” we are able to learn the power of teachers as well as parent figures on how influential they are in the quality of education given to a student…

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