The Differences Of Education: Does Education Benefit Everyone?

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Education
Education is a major social institution that helps transmit information, beliefs, and skills through formal training or teaching. Education plays a hug role across the world. Education is very universal. Functionalists believe that education contributes to society’s stability, solidarity, and well-being but does education benefit everyone?
I have been able to better understand education through theories such as the functionalist theory and conflict theory. I have been able to learn that education can be limited based on ethnicity, social class, and race. The functionalist theory states that education benefits society in many aspects, such as transmitting knowledge and culture, increasing cultural integration and benefits tax payers.
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Education can be both limited and abundant for different groups of people. Education helps diverse groups communicate. Education influences diversity throughout many school systems, such as Western Kentucky University. Western Kentucky University is known for its unique diversity of students. Education influences a broader view when experiencing diverse groups. Education allows individuals to learn about diverse groups and their ways of life. Education helps people learn and better understand the differences and similarities between diverse groups such as ethics, morals, behaviors and values. Social location is a huge factor in how people experience education. People with higher status and popularity tend to enjoy and favor educational experiences such as college as opposed to less popular people. Social location can also be based on race. Social location can limit resources that aid in educational purposes. The quality and amount of education can vary depending on location in social class or race. In the mid nineteen hundreds, education was limited to African Americans. School systems were segregated, permitting blacks to not receive the proper education whites did. Blacks were limited to education and schooling. In 1954, the case Brown vs Board of Education ruled that segregated schools were unconstitutional. Blacks were then able to slowly gain the same education whites were

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