The Amendment Of The United States Constitution

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The 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution protects equal rights for everybody. This includes the right to equal opportunity for education for all. Jonathan Kozol, non-fictional writer, is best known for his books on public education in the United States. In his essay “Still Separate, Still Unequal: America’s Educational Apartheid”, he talks about segregation in education and provides examples to prove that segregation is regressing all around the country. Everybody deserves the equal opportunity for education regardless of where they come from or what their situation is. Without an education everything else in life is more difficult and nearly impossible. Parents always tell their children “make sure you get an education” or…show more content…
There are multiple foundations and charities that specifically raise money for equal opportunity education for disabled children all over the world. Although children with disabilities require more attention than children without disabilities, they still deserve equal opportunities to an education.
In the essay “Still Separate, Still Unequal: America’s Educational Apartheid” by Jonathon Kozol he discusses segregation in education. Kozol argues that segregation is still a major issue in our education system, and limits for achievement are being set by school districts. Kozol visits several inner-city minority schools that focus primarily on rubrics and standards. At one point in the article, Kozol speaks to a teacher that states, “I can do this with my dog”. This part of the article was a shock to me because I had no idea that curriculums like this existed in this country. How is it possible for these segregated schools to base their curriculum off of required classes while other richer schools focus on a curriculum that will better benefit the students? This is why segregation is still a major issue today. Students at the high school level are being limited in what they can achieve as well. Kozol proves his argument by interviewing students who would like to take classes that would interest them, but are unable to because they are forced to take classes that help them mold into society’s expectations. In his
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