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Classism in Education
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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.

 
 
 

 

"It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts... it is to teach them to think." ~~ Robert Hutchins