Importance Of Privilege In Education

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Educational Privileges Education is a privilege that is hard to come by, there are so many obstacles that stand in the way and if your living status is that of lower class then education seems like a far fetched dream. If in fact education is the key to success, why is it only made easily accessible to certain people? Education should be obtained equally regardless of your ethnic background or living situation. This privilege shouldn 't be diversified, and there are ways that can end the division. Education started in the 1700 's in the 13 colonies. Only White Americans were privileged to be able to go to schools and learn. The slaves were forbidden any form of education and if they were caught trying to gain knowledge they would be punished. Fortunately for the slaves though, schools had started to open up to them in the mid 1800’s. The education between the two ethnic group was different. The white Americans …show more content…
In 1990 the U.S. ranked first in the world in four-degree attainment among 25-34 year olds; today the U.S. ranked 12th (Increasing College Opportunity for Low-Income Students pg. 3). While education has been a privilege for the middle and upper class, people like our President and congressmen are making sure that everyone has an equal right to it. Most students that come from low income families do not have the support from their families to continue on their education past high school. These students fear debt and want to make fast money to help their families financial issues. Whereas the upper class high school student doesn’t have the financial worries. The upper class student can get into any high profile college of their choosing because their tuition has already been paid for. Most of the time the college the upper class student attends is a college their parents are alumni’s

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