Standardization Of Education System

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The United States has always being associated with the American Dream—freedom, prosperity, and equality for all. As this country has progressed through the ages, it has become clear that this dream has become increasingly unobtainable by fault of the education system which inevitably becomes the foundation of other various social inequalities. Though the U.S. education system is ununiformed across the country the many problems that have intertwined/entangled with the system have become almost universal. The U.S. education system is a particularly conservative force by which its chief objective is the socialization of the students through mass education, as the education of this country’s citizenry is essential for a democratic society (Eitzen, …show more content…
education system does not have a standardization of curriculum. This variation across the system has disrupted the basis of education for a majority of its citizenry as they are not receiving a well-rounded education. The lack of standardization is a hindrance as it has resulted in unequal education across this nation. As a result, the U.S. education system initiated a No Child Left Behind Act which was intended to “close the gaps that plague education in the United States and make schools accountable for success or failure” (Eitzen, 371). Unfortunately, this has failed drastically as the act did not establish a national standard that all states should comply too (Eitzen, 371). Once more, they have unintentionally or rather possibly intentionally enforced measures that continue to strengthen this gap in …show more content…
In 2010 a fraternity associated with the University of California, San Diego sponsored a themed party and dubbed it, “Compton Cookout” which was intended to honor Black History Month. The uproar from this incident broke out from both ends of this so-called perspective—students were gathering in numbers to protest, while some were scheming and continued to escalate the problem through racial actions, such as a noose or the hood of a Ku Klux Klan member being displayed on campus (Markovitz, 159-160). The anti-racial movement took advantage of their ignorant actions by not focusing on the displays of hate themselves but by utilizing them. The movement tried to improve the conditions of UCSDs admissions process in regards to African Americans (Markovitz, 160). Regrettably, five years later, those involved in the movement would be sorry to hear that the number of African American admittance is still minute and though campus climate is ultimately unobtrusive when compared to the environment on campus in 2010, the racial climate still thrives. During my first year at UCSD I “learned” that there are apparently opportunities on this campus to spot rare unicorns; which was immediately explained to me as a reference used to acknowledge the sighting of an African American student on campus. The lack of diversity on campus has ostensibly

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