Essay on Inequality Between Education And Inequality

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Inequality in Education

We live in a world with many problems that seriously need to be addressed. As a college student today, it sometimes seems that every issue is on the brink of destruction to the greater population. Today, you hear of many political, social, economic, and environmental issues that seem to be too large and complicated of a task for all of us to really come together and fix. This is mainly due to the widespread mindset of our culture and how we choose to either recognize or not recognize something that isn’t right in the world, and thus a shift in our thinking is required to make the necessary change. Equal opportunity in our education system for people of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds is a type of issue that requires a change in our thinking. Writers Jonathan Kozol and Beverly Daniel Tatum both write of the inequalities in today’s society, specifically pertaining to whites in contrast to other minorities in the education system. While both of the authors raise good points of the state of minorities in the education system and the inequalities they face, the authors seem to forget that people, no matter what race or social status, have the right to send their children where ever they please as long as they have the means to do so. These works also, along with others I’ve read so far this semester, fail to see that a huge social change and a change of mind are required to truly remedy these issues in the education system.…

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