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Overcoming Inequality through Education?

Many Americans believe that access to a good education is all that is needed to overcome inequality in U.S. society. Do you agree? Why or why not?
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Society and Education

Many Americans believe that access to a good education is all that is needed to overcome inequality in U.S. society. Do you agree? Why or why not?

First of all there could be an entire discussion on the word "good" in your first sentence. The question of what makes a good education has been debated for centuries. Some would say the ability to read, write and do basic math, others would say it should focus on math, science and technology, others would highlight character development and moral education as being most valuable, still others would point to communication and critical thinking skills. So while it is true that education is viewed by many as the solution to society's problems there is a wide range of ideas regarding what that education should look ...

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This post examines whether education is a guaranteed solution to overcoming inequality. In America it would appear that "better education" is the answer to many of our social problems. Is this claim legitimate and verifiable? Over 500 words of original text based on 15 years of educational experience.

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