Standing Up For Education
Education is one of the key ingredients to success. However, there is an ongoing problem with education that exists all over America, generally, amongst minorities in poverty ridden regions. “Education should have no colors or boundaries. Everyone should have an equal opportunity to learn” (Adams 5). The fact of the matter is that there are several things that make this difficult. One major problem is that there is no equality when distributing educational funds. Another problem is that there is not enough parental involvement. Finally, the teachers who are depended upon to provide education- they are greatly over-worked and under-paid. This is not a good recipe for “equal high quality education for all” (Patterson 2). Thus, in order to solve the problem with education there needs to be equal allocation of funding, more parental involvement, and a reduction in the work load of teachers.
Equal allocation of funding is the first step to solving the problem with education. “What strikes me about the current debate about financing education is that the only time it seems that you hear anything about money not being important to education is when it is in relation to the education of minorities” (Tyler 11B). However, this should not be taken sitting down. If funds are allocated equally then access to quality education will be provided for all. One way to ensure access is through the implementation of educational programs. This is impossible without resources which can be expanded with proper or equal funding. Resources are fundamental in the start-up and continuance of programs with regard to education. In addition to this, equal funding also paves the way for equal opportunities. “We shouldn’t have a system from when a child steps foot in a pre-K or Kindergarten classroom that they have vastly different opportunities based solely on their zip code or the community they live in” (Adams 5). In...
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