Equal Opportunity in Education

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Essay #: 061592
Total text length is 9,605 characters (approximately 6.6 pages).

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The beginning:
Equal Opportunity in Education
The idea of equal opportunity in education is to have all children of different color, race and national origin obtain the same high quality education that will best prepare them for their future. This has not been the reality in this country with the history of racial segregation and also because the different school district have different representations of students from different ethnic groups. Equal opportunity in education has evolved from a series of legislative decisions made and policies implemented beginning in the middle of the twentieth century. A review of the history of equal opportunity in education and an assessment of the existing barriers that are encountered within the education system...
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.....ity differential discipline. Increasing public awareness, increase in the amount and distribution of funds for existing programs, creating scholarship programs and increasing the amount of qualified teaching staff and providing mentors for students from disadvantaged backgrounds will reduce the barriers preventing equal opportunity in education.
References
Brown foundation (2004). Brown v.Board of Education about the case. http://brownvboard.org/summary
The Annie E. Casey Foundation (n.d.). Unequal opportunities in education. Retrieved from http://www.aecf.org/upload/publicationfiles/fact_sheet3.pdf
The MidAtlantic Equity Consortium (n.d.) Equal Educational Opportunity Act (20 USC Sec. 1703). Retrieved from http://www.maec.org/laws/eeo.html