Hello there, it’s Girl four here with education again! In continuance to last weeks post, I want to continue to share some more thoughts.
Education is one of the most fundamental rights in which all humans are entitled to, regardless of their economic standing. Since the split of the educational system, parents have been forced to make a decision on whether to enroll their kids in private or public high schools. But what is the major deciding factor? Money, money, money.
The average cost for private high schools in North Carolina is estimated to be around 10,000 dollars. Although considered low compared to most states, within the last decade the poverty rate in North Carolina has increased to almost 18 percent, ranking it the fourteenth state with the highest poverty rate. Its average salary ranks towards the bottom half of the nation with an average annual pay $41,250 (2011).
After these statistical facts, the two paths in the educational road concur in destination; public high school. A child is opted out of the opportunity to enroll in a better educational institution due to how many figures are in their parents’ bank account. Is it fair to restrain a child’s future due to money? If the government forced all high schools, both public and private, to have the same level of education, then all students would have equal opportunities and would not be discriminated on because of their economic standing. Because after all, maybe the cure for cancer lies within the mind of someone who cannot afford education’s high price.
So, what do you think?
Tune in next week!