The Importance Of Education Gap Between Rich And The Poor

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A poor child is sentenced to a lifetime of poverty because of the foundations of his or her education. When a child who was raised on the losing side of the social spectrum goes to school, it isn’t the school that could potentially bring him out from the depths, but one that keeps him drowning in the same things his parents did. Unlike the poor, the middle class has a lead way to both sides, they are far enough up the spectrum to work hard to reach the top or give up and hit the bottom. And the rich, is well, the rich. The type of education they receive in grade school determines where in the workforce they will be able to succeed, and their success and wealth will be limited, leaving the large gap between the rich and the poor.
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People ridicule the poor by calling them uneducated, but how is it their fault that the school system they grew up only taught them how to stay poor? In the Article, “Education Gap Between Rich and Poor Is Growing Wider, by Eduardo Porter”, “On the day they start kindergarten, children from families of low socioeconomic status are already more than a year behind the children of college graduates in their grasp of both reading and math.” They are taught the basic four subjects from textbooks, but they aren’t taught how to comply past the working class. Especially now that the standard requirements for most decent paying jobs is step higher in education with a degree from an accredited college or …show more content…
without quiet and without leisure.” With minimum wage jobs a person has to work almost triple in order to amount to the pay of the middle class. Being under taught leads to being overworked. This leads to the middle and upper class taking the higher ranked jobs because of their exposure to better education. Bernstein states in his article “Is Education the Cure for Poverty?” that, “Yes, poor people absolutely need more education and skill training, but they also need an economic context wherein they can realize the economic returns from their improved human capital.” If we teach the poverty level workers skills and trades, we teach them how to become better workers, but they are still pushed into a corner of ignorance about attaining wealth, not

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