Sustainability in a business can come in many forms. More often than not, however, sustainability is only thought of in an environmental context. While the environmental context is critical and very politically relevant right now, we cannot discount the importance of improving the capacity to endure (which is what sustainability really is), in other contexts. Educational inequity, especially in inter-city and very rural public schools, is ramped across America. In an attempt to practically correct for these inequities, there exist a variety of affirmative action programs to help many advance into higher education and professional programs they may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in. But what about those who do not fall into some of the strict racial or ethnic classifications required for some of these programs? And what if these programs, while well intentioned, place students at a disadvantage in the higher education or professional setting because they lack some of the skills that others have acquired at schools with more resources?
So the natural question is what can be done to improve this from a ground up perspective? Well let’s first look at how these schools come to have certain inequities. Many inter-city and extremely rural public schools will prioritize their programs so that if cuts are made, there is some semblance of reason behind the removal of one program over another. While many of these schools receive more principal funding than suburban schools, they rarely receive the same in taxes on a continuing annual basis because of lower taxes and sparser populations in city and rural communities, respectively. Also, much of the grants they receive from state and federal programs go to rebuilding some of the education decay that went on during the rapid suburbanization that started in the late 1950s and 1960s and continued into the 1990s. Additionally, more of the funds go into... [continues]
Cite This Essay
(2011, 04). Sustainable Business. StudyMode.com. Retrieved 04, 2011, from http://www.studymode.com/essays/Sustainable-Business-662080.html
"Sustainable Business" StudyMode.com. 04 2011. 04 2011 <http://www.studymode.com/essays/Sustainable-Business-662080.html>.
"Sustainable Business." StudyMode.com. 04, 2011. Accessed 04, 2011. http://www.studymode.com/essays/Sustainable-Business-662080.html.