Education Inequality Between Income Inequality And Diminished Opportunities

841 Words Nov 13th, 2015 4 Pages
Education Inequality
In America, there is a definitely a link between income inequality and diminished opportunities. This link occurs especially in education. On average, student outcomes and their opportunity to learn are more determined by the neighborhood where a child lives, than his or her abilities. The current education system in America is more likely to reinforce the existing patterns of inequality than to make opportunities accessible. Additional state funding should be given to low income school districts to give them an equal opportunity because they can 't provide a quality education with their current funding situation.
It’s without a doubt that school districts want to see their students succeed, but some school districts have greater means to provide them with educational resources. Students who live in wealthy communities have an educational advantage because the system is rigged in their favor. They have more experienced teachers and a significantly less student-teacher ratio. They have more modern facilities, more up-to-date computer and science equipment, and more current textbooks. They have more elective courses, more music and art offerings, and more extracurricular activities. They have better libraries, more guidance counselors and superior athletic facilities. Well funded schools with a high percentage of experienced teachers are most often located in the most economically advantaged neighborhoods. In contrast, districts with higher poverty rates…

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