Analysis Of Jonathan Kozol's Still Separate, Still Unequal

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Public school is one of the primary sources of education for many children in the United States, therefore it should be the school 's sole purpose to teach them the essential elements they need to succeed in life. This means more than teaching math, science, history, and English. A school, primarily high school, must provide courses that focus on a student 's future career plans, courses that challenge a student academically, and courses that help a student navigate their life as adults. Without classes that help students expand and delve into their future career choices, they can limit their views of success. An excellent example of this can be found in Jonathan Kozol 's Still Separate, Still Unequal, particularly in his interviews with the students of Fremont High School in Los Angeles. In a discussion about the sewing and hairdressing courses provided in the school, a student talks about already knowing how to sew because her mother is a seamstress. She goes on to say that this is not an area she wants to go into because it does not allow them “to grow beyond themselves.” This is a cycle that keeps students from seeking a greater and different future from their parents. My high school offered various courses for vocations such as child development and culinary arts. This helped many students get a head start in their careers. For example, a friend of mine who was in the culinary arts department received a scholarship through an opportunity provided to him by being in the

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