Rich Student Bodies Case Study

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On average, poor student bodies spent about 1500 less than rich student bodies. This implies that poor student bodies receive less money. Poor student bodies also did more poorly for reading achievement with only about 15% pass rate for the poor while more than half of the rich student passes. This may be due to the rich having more money to spend on supplement books and tuitions to boost their grades while the poor can only rely on the little time in schools. Furthermore, the poor may have to work to help their family financially, thus neglecting their studies. On average, rich student bodies do have a higher level of achievement as they have more resources available. However, it is surprising that there is not a big difference between the …show more content…
They can only rely on the material in school and the help from teachers. Thus, their reading achievement will not be as good as the rich student bodies as additional resources do affect achievement. With that, the poor student bodies may not be able to go to a college and achieve higher degrees. There will always be an education gap between the rich and the poor, and the poor will be unable to break free from poverty. The rich student bodies have more money so they are able to go to a nicer public or private schools and have the means to eat more nutritionally to help in their concentration in class. That is why the physical condition of the rich is better. However, it is surprising that the poor student bodies’ physical condition is not as worst as it seems in the video whereby students have to walk outside to go to the bathroom in the winter as there is no bathroom available inside the building they are studying at. The schools are also rundown with water leaking and the walls cracking, making the students unable to concentrate and study in fear of the wall giving in one day. Undeniably, most minority are the poor and they can only go to public school with poorer studying environment and facilities as these schools often receive little funding. Studying environment is important for students as poor …show more content…
In Singapore, there is a lot of priority on education. All Singaporeans have to attain at least a high school degree. Thus, the government give out financial aid to the less well to do families and I am one of them. Even when I am given less money to spend, it did not put me at a disadvantage. That is because in a government funded school, we are given subsidized. The same calculator that is necessary for a math class is subsidized by the government so we only had to pay about half the amount that the rich student bodies paid. As long as your family income met the range to apply for a financial aid, wealth is not a stumbling block in anyone’s education. Teachers are also lending out supplement books donated by seniors to people who could not afford to buy one. This actually allows everyone to have an equal opportunity to succeed. Studying there do not make me feel like a minority as there is a well-mixed of different races and no one race is given priority or privilege over the other. However, even though the government has always stressed about equal opportunities, it is not always the case. The rich still seems to have an advantage. Good schools with better environment, teachers and facilities give 25% of the priority to people who live near the schools which is mostly the rich and another 25% to people who have relationship with the schools and these people are mostly alumni or with siblings studying there. So,

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