"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal " (Declaration of Independence,1776)
This quote is symbolic of the expressed opinions and ideology of the founding fathers of America. History, especially the history of the American educational system, paints a contradictory portrait. Idealistic visions of equity and cultural integration are constantly bantered about; however, they are rarely implemented and materialized. All men are indeed created equal, but not all men are treated equally. For years, educators and society as a whole have performed a great disservice to minorities in the public school sector. If each student is of equal value, worth, and merit, then each student should have equal access and exposure to culturally reflective learning opportunities. In the past, minorities have had a muted voice because of the attitude of the majority. Maxine Greene summarizes a scene from E.L. Doctorow's Ragtime, after which she poses questions that many minorities have no doubt asked silently or loud. "Why is he unseen? Why were there no Negroes, no immigrants? More than likely because of... [continues]
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