Sad Reality of Education Based on Socioeconomic Status

I saw this article in the New York Times today. I think the most powerful and compelling parts of this article were “The United States is one of few advanced nations where schools serving better-off children usually have more educational resources than those serving poor students” and “As income and wealth continue to flow to the richest families in the richest neighborhoods, public education appears to be more of a force contributing to inequality of income and opportunity, rather than helping to relieve it”.

We discussed this topic in class, but I still feel like more discussion and action is needed to address this issue. Do we need to move funding around? At what cost? Can public schools enlist donor help, like universities do? How would that work? Should those from affluent areas contribute more personal donations to schools, perhaps with an incentive?



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