Education Is Not A Universal Entitlement Essay

1275 Words Dec 6th, 2016 6 Pages
In the United States, it has been mentioned countless time that an educated population is needed in order to maintain and further advance a nation. Some people argued that education is a right that everyone is born with, but the reality is that there is a multitude of people dispersed in multiple countries that do not provide its residents access to public education, or even offer them any form of a formal education. “Today, education remains an inaccessible right for millions of children around the world. More than 72 million children of primary education age are not in school and 759 million adults are illiterate and do not have the awareness necessary to improve both their living conditions and those of their children” (Right to Education, n.d., para. 1). One can quickly learn that education per se is not a universal entitlement; however, all children in the United States do possess the right to a free public education. History has demonstrated that education was not equal, and our modern education system has yet granted equal access for its students as well. Who plays the integral role of educating the majority of students in the United States? Teachers partake on that role to educate and instill the knowledge, intellect, and skills deemed necessary to develop prospective students who will become a productive member of society. This paper explores and discusses my search for knowledge and findings related in urban education, which I interviewed a 6th grade elementary…

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