The American School System

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It is unfortunate that when you are born, it determines whether you will be successful in life or not. A newborn baby’s financial status determines whether they will go to a good school or college. If a family is wealthy and willing to spend money on your education, then you have a greater chance to become successful later in life. Someone who is born into a lower-income family don’t have as many opportunities to put their children in a good school and won’t have an equal chance to become successful later in life. The social class you are born into is the most important factors deciding what kind of financial future you will have.
Unfortunately, today’s society your class standing is determined at birth. Not all Americans have equal opportunities
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It is a shame that her school doesn’t get the attention other schools have. Well-educated schools always get the attention and support from the board of education and from the state. Sumner said “because my family 's lack of wealth, we lived in a neighborhood that lacked wealth, and hints forth, a school system that lacked wealth” (Sumner: Ted Talk). Because of Sumner’s neighborhood wasn’t wealthy, it affected the school system. The school system always gives better schools more funding and newer books when it should be the other way around. The school system favoring wealthy schools takes away from kids who live in a low-income school district which means less opportunity to better their education. J.D. Vance grew up in a low-income area with a poor family and was one of those rare cases of growing up to be successful. J.D. worked very hard to get where he is now showing that it is possible for someone to go from “rags to riches”. J.D. said “I didn’t know how to get ahead. I didn’t learn how to make good decisions about education and opportunity that you need to make to actually have a chance in the 21st century knowledge economy” (J.D Vance: Ted Talk). J.D. didn’t have to resources that privileged people have. He lived in a blue collar low income area that didn’t have the best educational system. Because J.D.’s past family was exposed to trauma, he had some experiences himself with trauma. “40 percent of low-income kids experience multiple instances of trauma, compared to 29 percent of upper-income kids” (J.D Vance: Ted Talk). You see, everything you will become all lies on your parents and what part of the social spectrum you live in, and what past experiences they have been exposed to and if it will be passed down to your

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