Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race


with 3 comments

Today I was having a conversation with a few of my friends about the segregation of African Americans and White people and the unequal opportunities that continue the segregation of the two races. Through out the conversation we were literally trying to find a solution to all of the social injustices and politcal unrest in the U.S. since the beginning of its history just for fun. We all came up with one common denominator, education. The more people are educated, the better the opportunities are for them to make money and move up the social latter. So then we posed the question how, can we change our educational system to be equal everywhere. I purposed thatwe change the fact that the “A” Public schools getall mof the government funding. It only makes logical sense that the school that needs the most help should get the most funding. Then my friend countered with the fact that this current system of giving the “A” schools more funding is the best system, because it gives schools the incentives to want to do better. With my idea he argued schools that are lets say “c” schools will ahve no incentives to do better, and instead they will have every incentives to makes sure their kids fail, so that they can getmore funding. Then I realized he was right. Plus if we were able to standardize education to make it the same quality for eveyone, we would still need a lower class. There would still be a form of segregation; education would just no longer be a factor that contributes to it. This just makes me wonder how then, can we change a flawed system; and what if this system is the best system possible.


Written by giotorres89

November 8, 2009 at 11:52 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I think if you’re interested enough, an interesting topic to look into are vouchers for schools (along with an emphasis on parental choice). Pretty much, there are arguments for making schools another form of market (Which relies heavily on competition). I think, that system would be much better than the ones we currently have in place.


    November 9, 2009 at 1:02 am

  2. I think the schools should get the money they deserve. But i think that it is not about the environment, it is about the teacher student relationship. I think the teachers are the incentive factor in this situation. Not the schools’ environment.


    November 9, 2009 at 3:02 am

  3. A big problem with this is not about the incentives, but the majority of money they get is from the area that is zoned for that school. If the school is in a poor area it gets less money from the less amount of money from the taxes. This right here keeps poor people with less funding for schools and then a worse education than a rich neighborhood that has more tax money for schools. The rich stay educated, the poor stay uneducated. It is unfair. the money for publics schools should be distributed equally among all schools.


    November 9, 2009 at 6:22 pm

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