The Importance Of Race Divisions In Schools

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The American education system is a complete mess in regards to race divisions. The educational system is in fact the main contributor to race divisions in schools. More than half of the funding for schools come from “local sources” such as property taxes, stated by Eduardo Porter. This means that poorer neighborhoods get less funding than a rich neighborhood. This gap is huge, thus giving the rich an “edge” over the poor (Porter). Whites have usually been in the United States for more generations than Hispanics and Blacks, therefore they had time to work and build a foundation and pass on “property and a set of values”, as Fortgang states, to their descendants. But this does not mean that Whites should be able to already be ahead of Blacks …show more content…
From birth to about ages of 3 or 4, a child is already able to do various things like, “make sounds that imitate the tones and rhythms that adults use when talking”, “associate words they hear frequently with what the words mean”, and “scribble with a purpose”, as the U.S Department of Education states in their article Typical Language Accomplishments for Children, Birth to Age 6. So it is obvious that it is in the child’s best interest to be educationally stimulated. Children’s minds are like sponges, as inferred by John Merrow in his article, The Preschool Education Issues in America. When they are young they can learn up to a few languages (research). If children’s minds are stimulated at a young age, they can be ahead of most students when they get to kindergarten. A lot of working-class parents, such as Blacks and Hispanics, cannot afford to put their children in pre-schools. Which it in turn puts them behind of the children of White children who are enrolled in pre-school. Some Whites even sent their children to “Baby Ivies”, as Jonathan Kozol states, where tuition can be up to $24,000. These White children surely are going to receive an excellent education. When these White children mix with the Black and Hispanic children in kindergarten, the White children are obviously going to be at an advantage, thus planting the seeds of racial …show more content…
The funding of schools should not be majority from property taxes. That is just an awful idea. The government should take it upon themselves to ensure that America’s future leaders and citizens are ready to face whatever obstacles they encounter intelligently. Starting a public pre-school program would probably be the single most important thing that the government could do for the educational system. Another way the educational system could improve would be to better fund public elementary and high schools. The American government should take on the responsibility of provided funds to nourish the minds of America’s future leaders and

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