Educational Inequality

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As affirmative action’s attempt to better the conditions of minority groups within the social context in the United States, the education system implanted today has much more to improve along racial lines. While analyzing the role of education from different sociological perspectives, and identifying some of the means that keep the educational system unequal, the solution to bring a better education opportunity to a diverse population lies entirely to adopt anti-racist tools within the classrooms, and a broader multicultural material in the already desegregated schools. Many movements have change the path towards equality, however, the results are not yet significant because the economic system in this country is set up in such a way where …show more content…
Even though, that the economic perspective will help the school to reach better levels of academic accomplishments with highly prepared teachers, better facilities, and more material and sources, the gap between the wealthiest and the poorest is greater than racial and ethnic lines. Farley stated that, “more than 80 percent of the states have been sued over this issue during the past thirty years, but the resulting reforms have been limited” (2012, p.399). These effects are regardless how much effort the states do to equalize funding. As a matter of fact, Farley even supports the fact that, “efforts at equalization failed because the state acted to equalized funding, poor districts reduced their excessive tax burdens or wealthy districts raised taxes to make up the difference” (2012, p.399). Condrod D. analyzed this case by concluding that, “although states often implement formulas that attempt to achieve equity in school funding, the reality is that the locally generated funds in wealthier districts allow them to outspend economically disadvantaged districts and thus provide a much better educational experience for students” (source 2). Therefore, this characteristic of schooling funding leave the disadvantaged students of lower economic class to have a poorer experience and lesser expectations about education than their most affluent white counterparts. From a functionalist perspective, the cultural deprivation theory sought to find answers between the level of educational achievement and the minority group. In this theory, society mobility was more a reality for minority groups if they were more encouraged by their parents to pursue an education and/or

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