The education in America has been decided from simple argument in poor vs. rich in society, which in the end comes down to lack of technology or the means of getting a better education for poor families. The poor have a disadvantage from the rich for many reasons. For one, they are not provided with the resources at home, than that of an ordinary child would have. It even gets to where school districts can either be poor or rich. Decided on where the school is located, and what kind of support it would be getting around the community, a child would most likely not be able to get the benefits that maybe a rich family or school would have. In a society that is peering into the new millennium, the young generation has yet to come to balance with what has come of age because of the lack of wealth spread equally throughout the schools.
In an article (Tale of Two High Schools: An Object Lesson; Chicago-Area Students Witness How Disparities Affect Education. William Claiborne; The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.; Sep 11, 1999; pg. A.03 by William Claiborne) about how two rival-schools visited one another's school to see each other's educational atmosphere. Orchestrated by Jesse L. Jackson, the event was held to show the disparities between the two schools. In the end, the students from the richer part of Chicago (Neuqua Valley High School) saw the low income of the cross-town school Harper High School. With Neuqua, having two Olympic-sized pools, three new gyms, equipped laboratories, new music rooms and computer rooms, it contrasted much to the peeling paint in a food service classroom, a science room with no water or gas connections and etc. But it gets worse, as the graduating percentage is contrast from each other from 94% of Neuqua Valley High School, to the 52% at Harper High School. This can be !.
figured out pretty easily, and many would agree that the support of Neuqua High School and its surrounding community support are much greater than its cross-town school of Harper High School.