The Lack Of Education From Impoverished Schools

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It has become common today to dismiss the lack of education coming from impoverished schools. Jonathan Kozol an award winning social injustice writer, trying to bring to light how our school systems really treats, and sees their students. In his essay “Separate, Still Unequal," Kozol visited many public high schools and elementary schools, realizing the shocking truth about segregating in our public education system. Kozol cross-examining children describing their feelings as being put away where no one desires you around. Children feeling devalued just for being a minority, where the school does not take into consideration the child’s health. Schools cutting physicians, making children show up to class severely sick with no resources. Showing clear signs of segregation in the education system. As stated by Diane Ravitch a research professor of education at New York University, “The achievement gaps are rooted in social, political, and economic structures. If we are unwilling to change the root cause, we are unlikely ever to close the gaps.” The success of our children’s education is mainly caused by economic, social and political statue. If one does not end the cycle the gap will most likely never close. This ties in with when Kozol cites Marina Warner, an essayist and novelist, saying, “There are expensive children and there are cheap children, just as there are expensive women and cheap women.”(354) There are some children that will have a more expensive education, and
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