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In Jonathan Kozols Still Separate Still Unequal Kozol addresses a lot of problems with education He mainly focuses on how racial segregation of schools has defined the segregation of the levels of education different public schools around the US receive He talks about the different schools and how different educations are based on race He talks about how when parents are successful their children are pushed to be successful One of the biggest problems is that most school funding goes to the rich predominately white schools and they dont focus as much on the minorities Then the minorities setting up their kids to fail and become the lower wages jobs They arent getting a fair chance to be everything they can be Kozol goes on and on about the racial and ethnic problems schools encounter today He includes numerous statistics with his statements Brown vs Board of Education and Plessy vs Ferguson was more than a century ago yet segregation between white and black people still exist within some schools Kozol tells about how black schools in lower class communities dont have a lot of things that are provided in an average middle class district Kozol provides us with firsthand experiences as he visits schools in these communities school with leaks in the roof sinks and toilets that dont work and many other problemsSocial class and inequalities can deeply effect the way children learn environment and adaptation has huge effects with learning styles If a school looks and feels more prestigious students might feel more motivated to work and learn But if the school was a bad place to stay in the students will not have the ability to focus on what they learn Its a start when the students can actually feel like theyre attending a school rather than just a placeKozol addresses that schools that were deeply segregated Twenty to thirty years ago are no less segregated now while thousands of schools around
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