Educational Systems Perpetuate Social Inequality

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To begin, when it comes to the conflict perspective, power is one of the main sources of conflict in a relationship. In the past, the husband has had more power compared to the wife in a relationship. The person that holds more power in marriage has changed in recent years. These days, the wife is usually in charge of decision making when it comes to family finances, purchases, weekend activities, and even what to watch on television, (Henslin, 2007). Based on the chart from Morin and Cohn, women make 43 percent of decisions while men make 26 percent. Next, women used to be in charge of housework and child care, based on the symbolic interactionist perspective. As the years went on, husbands began to take on more and more of these “women duties”. …show more content…
First, educational systems perpetuate social inequality by using the hidden curriculum. Hidden curriculum is defined as unwritten goals of schools, such as teaching obedience to authority and conformity to cultural norms, (Henslin, 2007). In other words, schools prepare students for positions in work that are similar to his or her parents. The social class of certain children determine their position in society, Schools teach high class children precise speech and manners to prepare them for higher class jobs. On the other hand, school teach lower class students to simply obey rules, in order to prepare them for lower class jobs. Next, schools preserve the social class system with the help of intelligence tests. Some intelligence tests are in favor of children from a certain social background. In other words, some intelligence tests cultural bias that favor some children over others. Because of this, some children may score lower on IQ tests which will put them in less demanding classes. These less demanding classes set lower class students up for lower paying jobs. Lastly, educational systems perpetuate social inequality by unequal funding. For example, schools within richer communities receive more funding than schools in poorer communities. Schools with more funding have money for better teachers, supplies, and classes. Thus, the deck is usually always stacked against the

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