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Education: Race, Class, and Gender

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Anna Dien

on 1 March 2013

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Education Race, Class,
& Gender Main Topics Race Gender Class Social Low/Middle Socioeconomic Status kids who have low/middle socioeconomic status are under resourced with equipment that will and can enhance their education. Since their family can't afford a better school or live in a school district that will help the student, the quality of school might need constructional help. Also, depending on the school's financial, the quality of the teacher can be varied, but not in a good way. However, kids who goes to school even if they are considered to be in the lower/middle social class, they tend to work harder than the students who are more privilege in the social scale. Parents also push and encourage their child to keep pursuing their education so that the child can have a better life as they grow older. High School Students & Younger Low/Middle Socioeconomic Status College Students In 2004, the Department of education found out that 41% of low income students took 5 years to graduate instead of the normal 4 years. In 2005, 1 in 3 American in their mid 20s becomes a drop out students and most come from lower income families. Sources http://www.apa.org/pi/ses/resources/publications/factsheet-education.aspx
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/24/national/class/EDUCATION-FINAL.html?pagewanted=all Social Class However, students who's considered to be in the low/middle class have more financial help from the government than students or their parents who have higher income. (It really sucks!!!) Middle/High Socioeconomic Status High School Students & Younger Depending on which school you go to now, can determine how well your education can be. Students in the Suburban areas or enrolled in private schools are mostly like to have better teachers and equipments than the others. This mainly has to do with the fact that most parents are either helping the school or actually paying the school to have best of everything. Since they do have a better equipments, it can help the students' learning. Middle/High Socioeconomic Status College Students Having a parents who are middle class doesn't always work well for the student. There isn't any help from the government to pay for the school tuition. However, this is only a problem if the student's family is helping the student to pay for their schooling. If the student is paying for their own school, then they are just like any other student, no matter what their social class are. Going back to History Originally, it was difficult for the blacks to go to school because they had to work. However, as time progress, it was still difficult because the equality of the school wasn't the same as the white. There wasn't any transportation, except for walking, for the colored students. The good news, they fought for their rights. An 1879 Kansas law states that schools a districts are permitted, but not required, elementary school facilities to separate black and white students. Linda Brown, an African American child, had to walk to six blocks for her school bus because her school was a mile away. However, there was an elementary school that was seven blocks away from her house. When her father tried to enrolled her to the school that was closes to home for her, the school had rejected her and directed her to a segregated school.

In 1951, thirteen plaintiffs, whose children were in the same situation as Linda, had filed a class action suit against the Board of Education of the City of Topeka, Kansas. Oliver L Brown, Linda Brown, was on of the plaintiffs. Sadly, the District Court had favored the Board of Education because it had upheld the state
law requirements "separate but equal". Thankfully.... On July 27, 1999, a unified status was granted to Topeka Unified School district No. 501 with the help of Topeka attorneys Richard Jones, Joseph Johnson, and Charles Scott Jr.. They had convinced Linda Brown to be a plaintiff in the reopening Brown vs. Board of Education. Now, with a lot of struggle and fighting against the government, schools are no longer segregated. Since schools are now interracial, we can learn about new and interesting things from different people who has different ethnic background.

I'm happy that there were people who believed that EVERYBODY needed to be equal because if that wasn't the case, none of us would have the personalities they have today. We are exposed to other cultures and to learn what it was like to be in their shoes. Without that, then our parents would've taught us to look down, be scared, or feel disgusted by other people who aren't like us because it was taught to them by their parents. Men go to school and get a job. They are the ones who provide the money. Women stay home. They are the ones who cooks the food, clean the house, and take care of the children. But that was back then Women Struggles Women college didn't really take root until the mid 1830s. Gender http://wikis.lib.ncsu.edu/index.php/The_Struggle_for_Equality:_Educating_American_Women
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/saudi-arabia-struggles-to-employ-its-most-educated-women/2012/11/12/b8f30c34-2a87-11e2-96b6-8e6a7524553f_print.html Race http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_v._Board_of_Education Society thought that women were delicate creatures to be taught of "real education," which is why they were taught "polite arts". Since it was believed that women should stay home and do women job, parents would push their daughters to do the same thing. To repeat the pattern that was brought on by their ancestors. However, not all women believed that. Want More! There were colleges that allowed women education, but women wanted the right to be allowed to go to prestigious universities like Harvard or Yale. The Civil War had left a lot of widows who needed education in order to support themselves and their children, which many colleges came and provided. However, Harvard didn't give equal access until 1975. Caught in between government and religious society.... There are 34% of Saudi women who wants to work, but are unemployed. 86% of women are given unemployment benefit 40% of these women have a college degree.

These women in Saudi Arabia are becoming aware of career possiblities because King Abdullah is spending massive amount of money on college scholarships and efforts to create more job for women.

King Abdullah had also created a government-funded of a scholarship program where thousands of women can study in goreign universities. However, a likelihood of women geting jobs are difficult beccause of the strict religious culture. Hoorah For Women's Education! In my opinion I believe it's a good thing that are allowed to have education because there are many single moms out there (from one reason or another) who needs to provide for their children. The only way for the moms to do that nowadays is by education.

Also, even if there are women out there who aren't moms, it's a way to help them to live on their own. To be able to support yourself, you need a job. To have a good job, you need an education. Social class are both more separated, but it's also closer than before. My reasoning is that there is a bigger gap between the middle and rich. However, middle class and lower class are close together. not necessary due to wealth, but by education. Since there are public schools now, the two can be place in the same category. Both have to deal with the public school system, which isn't always the greatest, but it has it perks. Whereas, the family who can afford housing property, their child will be placed in a school that has more funds. Not because of the government, but because the parents will help out their child's school.

Sure there are the rare ones where the parents or family tries their hardest to place the student into a really good school, but those are the small percentage. The only way that social class actually makes education different is where the student lives. They are most likely to go to a school that is closer to home than one that's further away. Final Thoughts By Anna Dien Hoped you enjoyed the food!
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