Education : Two Sides Of The Same Coin

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Education: Two Sides of the Same Coin
In Plato’s book The Republic he states “The object of education is to turn the eye which the soul already possesses to the light. The whole function of education is not to put knowledge into the soul, but to bring out the best things that are latent in the soul, and to do so by directing it to the right objects. The problem of education, then, is to give it the right surrounding” (Plato’s Republic, Book vii, 80). Education in the United States is still very much unequal and Hispanic and black children are not given the same quality of education as white children. Many factors contribute for Hispanic, children of color, and children of other countries like a lower economic status, parent’s involvement, and problems with the government not funding schools. Education is important because the knowledge absorbed enables an individual’s mind to grow, so they can contribute their talents into society’s continuous evolution and achieve justice.
Furthermore, schools in the United States spend more money on education than other countries, yet still the number of students attending school and graduating fall short. Many school districts continue to be unfair and desegregate children of color and Hispanics. According to Lindsey Cook data editor of U.S News & World Report, “Minority students represent 57 percent of the population in “dropout factories” schools where the senior class has 60 percent or fewer students who entered as freshmen but only
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