Education Inequality In The United States

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Education Equality In the United States we constantly talk about the idea of the American Dream, one of the most important facts in obtaining this dream is an equal education. That is why the United States has a public education system put in place to supposedly give everyone an equal chance at the American Dream. In the Declaration of Independence, America’s founding fathers made a promise of equality to the nation. However, this promise has yet to be achieved. Inequality plays a huge role in our society today, especially in education. Education is the foundation of many people’s lives. When it comes to education, all children regardless of their background should be taught on an equal level according to America’s view on equality. In…show more content…
Although tracking lets high achievers move rapidly and gives low achievers more help and easier goals, it is unfair to low achievers. Tracking is unfair because it provides poor peer models, teachers have low expectations, and minorities are conveniently concentrated in lower tracks, and low achievers are locked into the lower tracks because of a slow instructional pace that doesn't begin to keep up with other tracks. Tracking also increases the likelihood of failure for low achievers where the least is expected, and increases racial isolation as minority students are systematically placed into lower tracks (Meyers). “According to Rob Meyers, “When low achieving students are isolated from high achieving peers, they have little opportunity to acquire the high achievement norms and abilities required for future success”. According to the article “Tracking”, “Opponents of tracking trace the practice to the turn of the century when most children attending public schools were from upper-middle-class families, but large numbers of black and working-class students were starting to enter the schools as the result of compulsory schooling laws and rising immigration.” In response, a Separate curriculum was developed for the relatively small percentage of students destined for higher education and for the masses that went on to unskilled industrial jobs. Tracking quickly took on the appearance of internal segregation (“Tracking”). Today, though the world outside schools has changed, the tracking system remains much the
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