Education Inequality Research

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“One child, one teacher, one pen, and one book can change the world.” Malala Yousafzai. Education is the most powerful key for success. However, having a good education is the most important thing this these days. In the United States, not every child can have a good education. There are many different factors that could lead to inequality in education in the United States. Economic Status, disabilities, and race-ethnicity are the most important factors that lead to inequality in schools.
Children with Disability
Children with disabilities are not treated as normal children in schools. They don’t get the treatment that they deserve. “In public school today, children with disabilities are far more likely than their classmates to be disciplined,
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“15% of high-income from the high class of 2004 enrolled in a highly selective college or university. While fewer than five percent of middle income and two percent of low income did.” (Bernstein. 2013) This could cause a lot of issue to the government. Not having a good education causes not getting to college, and not going to college causes poverty and homelessness. According to Kozol, poor kids can’t get access to everything like wealthy kids, and the government doesn’t do anything to fix this, that would work against poor kid’s school performance like, teen-age pregnancy, drug issue, and other problem in poor neighborhoods. Speaking about poor neighborhoods, Kozol also added, “In the United states, very poor communities place a high priority on education, and they often tax themselves at higher rates than the very affluent communities. But even if they tax themselves at a much higher rate than an extremely wealthy district, they still end up with much less money for each child in their school.” these policies leave majority students with fewer and lower-quality books, curriculum materials, laboratories, and computers. The government must do something about this. All poor and rich kids deserve to have good …show more content…
2004) That means, people with different races are not attaining the education achievement. More important, there is a big academic achievement gap between white and black people. The result show that race and social socioeconomic status (SES) each have a distinct effect on oral vocabulary knowledge (Lin, Harries 2005). The overall effect on white and black differences is increased by the fact that white tend to be concentrated toward higher social socioeconomic status values, while black children cluster toward lower social socioeconomic status values. One the other hand, children who learn English as a second language could experience inequality. “A major disadvantage for the children of immigrants is that their parents are non-English speaker. This is a major challenge to parents’ ability to prepare the child.” (Lin, Harries

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