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Kozol distinguishes well-funded good schools that prepare students for good jobs and poorly funded bad schools that fail to prepare students for good jobs Where would he put your high school on that scale What particular variables would he apply to place your school on the scaleIn Jonathan Kozols article Savage Inequalities in Americas Schools in Sociology Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life he compared the educational district between East St Louis that was considered poorly funded and Rye New York which was viewed well-funded In his comparison the educational institution of East St Louis was nearly dead A large portion of teachers and staffs were laid off due to the financial crisis of the city even the faculties who kept their job were under paid The school facilities were old and required to be maintained in an urgent condition the rooftop of building needed to be fixed the plumbing electrical system and even the bathroom facilities were all facing dysfunction The transportation that student used to go to school were dangerous students might encounter rape or murder on their way to school Due the polluted environment of the city students were also facing health problem Of every 100 children recently surveyed in East St Louis 55 were incompletely immunized for polio diphtheria measles and whooping coughNot mentioning the quality of teaching these school in East St Louis has no AP class offered at all no physic or chemistry labs available students had to study the Dr Martin Luther Kings speech very year for their reading class On the other hand the well-funded school located in the suburban areas like Rye were like paradisecomparatively Their staffs and teachers were well paid Numbers of AP and foreign language classes were opened for students to choose The school facilities were nicely built For example there were comfortable reading rooms for student to lay down and stretch their bodies so they could feel cozy while reading In terms
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