In the article, “Savage Inequalities: Children in U.S. Schools”, by Jonathan Kozol, discusses the inequalities that exist in class differences. Money is spent more in wealthy areas than in the poor or low class areas. The schools located in the wealthy areas are funded more and receive more supplies and better teachers. The schools in the not-so-wealthy areas do not have the best teachers and they need better teachers than the students in the wealthy areas. Kozol displays how schools are still segregated as they were in the past. Not to the extent of the past, but segregation has not ended as revealed in Kozol’s article. In the schools located in the poor areas, there were more black and Hispanics attending there than in the
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Savage Inequalities Book Review Savage Inequalities by Jonathan Kozol is an in-depth analysis of America’s public school system and the problems that encompass it. Kozol’s book examines some of the poorest public schools in the United States and attempts to explain how the school or school district plummeted so far into the depths of poverty. Kozol believes that the biggest problem public school faces is segregation, which is still very real in many parts of the United States. Racism and a lackadaisical attitude toward the education of minority groups in America are the roots of the problems that public schools face.
As Kozol writes in Savage Inequalities. “The difference in spending between very wealthy suburbs and poor cities is not always as extreme as this in Illinois”(66). Throughout the years there has been an extreme problem with poverty in East St. Louis especially in the lower part where proximately african american people live. In East St.Louis there is a fine that separates the poor and the wealthy and each stay in there own lane. In north of East St Louis where predominately white people there no problem.
As far as segregation in the school system I believe that is a thing of the past. I know there is racism ( a
Summary "Fremont High School" by Jonathan Kozol, originally appeared in 2005 as part of "The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America". Kozol is an educator and social activist. His interest includes education reform, theories of learning, and social justice. The main issue discussed in this book is the inequality in public schools. Kozol's expresses how there are many social and racial inequalities in American public schools.
Within his essay, “Still Separate, Still Unequal”, Jonathan Kozol details the methodical resurgence of segregation amongst the inner-city school districts from civilization. Further, extending the definition passed its racial limitations by observing a diverse faction of both students and school officials. Therefore, engulfing him in a world filled with dilapidated facilities and scripted vocabularies that are designed to manage how teachers develop students into profitable citizens. Subsequently, navigating Kozol to conclude that if the nation’s inequalities are still gradually dictating the value of an individual’s education. Then that said person within the new interpretation of segregation has lost something more than education, they have lost their childhood.
Throughout Jonathan Kozol’s essay “Still Separate, Still Unequal: America’s Educational Apartheid” (347) and “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” (374) by Beverly Tatum, both Kozol and Tatum discuss racial issues in the educational system. Kozol and Tatum explain racial issues by presenting two different instances that racial issues have played a roles. These two instances being visiting different public schools by Kozol and noticing the cafeteria segregation by Tatum. Using their own personal experiences, their arguments essentially come to similar conclusions, so by comparing their essays, the most significant problems are brought to the table.
Education Reality in America “All systems of the society are meant to serve the mind, not the mind to serve the systems,” by Abhijit Naskar. The Rhetorical situation in the essay “Still Separate, Still Unequal: America’s Educational Apartheid” by Jonathan Kozol happens to be the differences in school systems by ethnicity rates. It is interpreted by the speaker that minority races are shown by the government they are not equally important because they have a lack of funding, old school buildings, and only are introduced to the races they see every day unlike the white schools who are introduced to various ethnic groups. The readers would refer to the speaker as passionate about the government making an effort to fix the school
We have segregation still and it hasn’t stopped such as school segregation from housing, Hispanics and African Americans test scores influenced to school choice, white people going to schools with low percentage on black students. Everything is influenced by how we act and how we adjust, segregation will continue past history if we don’t stop doing these continuous mistakes from past history. Even like individuals Elizabeth suffered through discrimination to aid the process of desegregation in US schools and colleges over half a century ago, there is still effectively segregation in much of America’s schools now. Segregation has impacted many individuals in today’s society and this is a major issue that many don’t see the problem and America’s schools continue to be segregated and accounted for
Tracking is the norm in our nation’s schools. People expect it, welcome it, and rarely question it. Tracking is supposed to benefit students by having them work with other students of a similar ability level, rather than a mixed group of students all with different ability levels, that way content and pacing does not leave some students far behind while other students are miles ahead. And this system works, doesn’t it? Actually
In James W. Loewen’s “The Land of Opportunity,” he states that social class affects the way children are raised. He discusses the inequality in today’s society and how the textbooks in high school do not give any social class information. The students in today’s time are not taught everything they should be taught. He states that your family’s wealth is what makes up your future. Loewen discusses that people with more money can study for the SATs more productively and get a better score than someone who has less money.
In the article, The Resegregation of Jefferson County, a wide variety of different sociological aspects are portrayed under the fight to separate the school, Gardendale, from the rest of the Jefferson County school system. Multiple different inequalities are discussed in different forms throughout this article specifically including income, institutional racism, and neo-racism. All of these forms of social stratification are still alive today. Social stratification is described as “inequalities among individuals and groups within human societies. (Giddens, Duneier, Applebaum, Carr, p. 194)”
I was amazed to read that in the affluent school, some of the children mention they will rather not be rich. Rich meant that they could not work and they will rather work since they liked working. In the executive school, I was bothered by the comment that a teacher stated. A teacher associated low-income children with discipline problems. I think that teacher generalized an observation he
Martha Peraza SOC 3340 Inequality in Education California State University, Bakersfield Abstract In the United States, there exists a gap in equality for different demographics of students. The factors contributing to educational disadvantages include socioeconomic struggles, gender of students, language or culture, and particularly for the scope of this paper, race.