Educational Barriers In Education

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Around the world, school-aged children experience different educational scenarios depending on their intelligence, race, and socio-economic status. Some are denied an education altogether, and others receive the poorest education that can be provided. Presently, Americans value education, and it is commonly equated with a successful career. According to recent statistics, “As of May 2012, the nationwide unemployment rates for U.S. citizens over the age of 25 by educational level were: no high school diploma 13%, with a high school diploma 8.1%, with a bachelor’s degree or higher 3.9%”(Colombo, Cullen, Lisle). Receiving this more advanced education is often affected by outside barriers. Barriers can be related to intelligence, race, and socio-economic status. The most significant barriers can prevent an individual from receiving a quality education.
Each student has a different learning style as well as a different learning
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Generally, the barriers that obstruct receiving a proper education are often out of students’ control. Those receiving sub par educations did not choose to be born into lower class, minority families that may not believe they will succeed from the get go. Barriers are present and they are significant obstacles that must be overcome with great strides. It is possible to become the top CEO of a huge company after coming from a school like Mike Rose, or “Alliyah” from the Bronx, or even the classrooms being studied by Anyon. According to John Taylor Gatto in “Against School,” people such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Benjamin Franklin all did not go through school as it is know it today (143). Although they did not go through the mandatory twelve-year system in place today, they did excel in their own ways. However, instances similar to these are unfortunately few and far between. Those that are impeded by such barriers oftentimes do not overcome

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