Kathy, Kaliq, and Andrew present classism in education. This site will present aspects of
classism in education. Above you will find links to the subsequent pages providing you with a wealth of information. Please
peruse and enjoy our site.
Our goal with this site is to raise awareness of the problem
of classism in education. We also hope to examine the causes and consider methods of putting an end to the problem.
The united States Supreme Court’s 1954 decision in Brown Vs.
Board of Education of Topeka, KS ranks among the most important rulings in the history of the Court.
Despite 50 years of moderate improvements, African Americans and student of color still considerably lag
behind their European counterparts. Classism has become the determining factor
in which groups achieve more and which groups will be stratified to the lower rung, and the school
system just may be the most important engine in perpetuating the dichotomy, and
maintaining the status quo.
To further problematize the issue, schools aren’t the homogenous mixtures
the advocates of Brown Vs. Board of Education
envisioned. What we hope to illustrate is that although separate but equal may have been eradicated
in theory, schools are as separate and unequal as anytime in history.