Cultural Diversity Essay

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Cultural Diversity

Children should be exposed to all segments of society. Youngsters learning with children of different races, nationalities, and religions tend to be more tolerant and accepting of individual differences. They learn customs, beliefs and rituals of classmates that maybe quite different from what they have been taught. Youngsters learning in an environment of diversity are well prepared to deal more effectively in society after they complete their education. A mutual respect and understanding of other cultures removes barriers and stereotypes. Individual differences need to be threatening. In fact, knowledge of other cultures helps a person realize and appreciate the similarities more than the differences. It is most
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Parents could choose a private school or public one; and in either case the voucher money would go to the school. The voucher system blurs the distinction between public and private schools. The downside is that the voucher system might produce a lowering of the standards of the public school system and money would be drained as well. It also might produce a racial or ethnic balkanization of society."(www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereighty/publicprivatespecialbasic. html). A voucher system would be a mute point if the public and private sectors were comparable.

Equality for all socio-economic classes

An educational system should allow every student to reach his or her potential. The concept of equality is clearly stated in the Encyclopedia Britannica, "The constitution guarantees...freedom of opinion, expression, press, publication, assembly and association... any political party based on race, religion, region, or language is forbidden."(Encyclopedia Britannica). It would appear that an educational system that ignores this guarantee violates the spirit as well as the letter of the law. In fact, the delivery of education varies dramatically based on the socio-economic level of a community. More affluent areas have the tax base and the resources to provide the best education possible. Top salaries attract the best and the brightest teachers. In this environment, specific
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