Education In US

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Education In US


The hidden curriculum has uphold the status quo for the elite and also turned poor students into compliant workers, maintaining their power in society

Conflict theorists say that schools further inequalities in the education system that result in bias based on class, race, and gender.

Children form low income and poverty level families don't have the same opportunities to gain cultural capital and it is believe that cultural capital what is measured on standardized test instead of natural intelligence or skill.

30 million people from age sixteen and up don't read well enough to fill out a job application or understand a newspaper story with an eighth-grade reading level.

Credentials are emphasized in society for high paying job, status, and class. But the limitations of what and how the poorer students are taught result in many of them not getting a higher education and never receiving those important credentials.

Research has linked high school drops to practices and attitudes within the community rather than individuals or families. Poorer families are 3 to 4 times more likely to become dropouts than students for wealthier families regardless of race.

For students of color problems of prejudice and discrimination continues to be problem at college campuses. some examples would be the mocking of Black history Month or parties where students dress up as people of other cultures to ridicule them.

Schools have re-segregated in the class room when tracking or ability grouping is used. Tracking is used to assign students to specific courses and educational programs based on test scores, pervious grades, or both. Lower level courses are disproportionately filled with color students while the higher course are more likely filled with white or Asian students.

Erosion of property taxes, decline of local businesses, and the fiscal crises have hurt schools which leaves them with outdated texts books and technologies for students today.

We must restructure our education system with providing more funding to schools that are weakening. Which means providing poorer areas with much needed funds for new text books and technologies, getting rid of disparities in school funding between private and public and urban and suburban. Legislation must be implemented to curve for these disparities in the education system. Increasing government funding for public schools is vital along with head start and bilingual education programs.

Inequalities in women's education was highlights in How Schools Shortchange Girls. Female students still lag in areas dominated by men like math and science but gains have been made in spite of this.

Students of color make up the majority of the body in urban school districts while middles and upper class students attend private or suburban public schools. Schools in areas where the majority of the student body are minority members, teachers have lower expectations for students, have high dropout rates, and class rooms are impacted.

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