Diversity In Education Essay

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“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” This quote comes from Maya Angelou. If schools taught about diversity at a younger age, imagine what are education system would look like. We would have more teachers that are understanding, this includes students. If we taught students that poverty is a real thing and a huge problem in the education system, imagine how different teachers and students approach to poverty would be. I want to change what is wrong with diversity in the education system and I believe I can make that difference. Growing up, I have always had the privilege to attend a catholic school my entire life. Yes, this meant I had to wear a uniform every single day a jumper or a skirt that could only be two inches above the knee. I could only wear a certain color sock and certain kind of shoes. Most people …show more content…
Going into the class, I had no idea what to expect, this is now my favorite class. Throughout the semester so far we have talked about race in education, the achievement gap, poverty, and that is just a few topics we have covered so much. Until this class, I didn’t realize how many issues we have in the education system with those topics. I was honestly shocked because going to a catholic school my entire life, poverty and race issues were very little issues in the schools I attended and I want to change that. If it took me my whole life attending school to just realize how big of issues race, the achievement gap, poverty and many other issues are in the education system, then I know that there are millions of other people out there that do not think those issues exist, even teachers them self. Taking this class has opened my mind and has made me more driven to becoming a teacher so I can help students who are in poverty and help more people realize the issues going on in education. I want to make a

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