A Compromise of Educational Equality- Theory Post

In my analysis post, I studied the major aspects involved in the division of education into public and private sectors. Overall, this split focuses on inequality as a result of a failing educational system. Due to this, some people believe that private schools, regardless of their inaccessibility to all, are the best option to solve this waning problem. Others however, view private schools as the problem and strongly believe that if removed, the government will be more prone to create educational equality among all. A compromise will have to be theorized in order to create a balance between the two extremes.

The No Child Left Behind Law has been reauthorized seven times and has yet to accomplish its purpose of equality. Instead, it has created an inefficient way for redistributing education funding to states. I believe that by reevaluating this law, more funds could be provided to public schools that can only be used for the mere purpose of improving public school education, thus equalizing them with private institutions.

Another option would be to expand President Obama’s plan of lowering tuition costs by broadening it to cover not only colleges, but private high schools as well. Although it cannot exactly top a free educational system, it will reduce probability of inequality by making this an affordable choice to more people.

Lastly, this problem could be solved by imposing less acts, such as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, that focus mainly on the economical part of this problem, and instead creating more educational laws. Pertinent to both public and private institutions, these laws should clearly state what each student in the U.S. has to have mastered in order for their continuance to the next level. If the laws for both institutions are the same, chances are that level of education will be too.

Do you think this will solve the problem?


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