Equal Opportunity in Education

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Roshanda Willey
EDU – 215
October 21, 2012
Peter Hensley

Equal Opportunity in Education
Over the years many schools have low performance grades. This is how the Title 1 program came into the play. The Title 1 program was implemented so schools are able to get more money to help them get these low income students the help they need. We have a lot of students that are not performing on grade level. Many of them need extra help and their parents are not able to get it for them. Now we have a bigger problem when the school does not have the funds needed to help these children. Then these children fall farther and farther behind. A good benefit for this program is the funds support extra instruction in reading and math. It also gives us special preschool, after school, and summer programs. This is a good way to help students remember what they learned during the regular school year so they do not forget what they learned during the summer.

I would have to say that discipline, security, and race is affecting equal opportunities in education today. The way students are being disciplined in school is impacting education today. There are so many students being bullied and assaulted in schools that the students are being removed from the public school setting. Their parents do not feel comfortable letting them continue in public schools for fear they will get hurt. You never know if a child will bring a weapon to school. Teachers are finding that children as young 5 are coming to school armed. There is no way for us to be sure that we will not be hurt. Many people think that race is not causing problems in schools today. Well they are wrong it still continues today. There are people that still believe that different races and ethnic backgrounds should not go to school together. The civil rights movement was supposed to give equality to everyone. With everyone having their own religious beliefs is making it harder for people to get the education they need. “The...
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