Contemporary Social Problems Week 6 Chapter 8
Contemporary Social Problems Week 6 Chapter 8 SO 1103
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Date Created: 09/21/16
Week 6 Chapter 8: Problems in Education 9/19/16 Gender - Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that no person shall be discriminated against on the basis of sex in any educational program receiving federal funds - Progress in reducing the education gender gap has been made in most developed countries, but no worldwide - Gender party in primary and secondary schools still exists Problems in the Patterns - Success in high school, college enrollment, and college success can be predicted based on socioeconomic (SES) factors o SES: income, education attainment, and occupation Success on average in school (depends on) o Social Class/Family background o Race and Ethnicity o Gender School District Funding - Local dollars, make up approximately 43% of school funding - The U.S. system of decentralized funding for schools has several additional consequences: o Located in inner cities where the value of older and dilapidated houses have depreciated o Less likely to have business or retail outlets o Due to city proximity, inner city schools are more likely to include hospitals, museums, and art galleries, all of which are tax-free facilities o Disproportionate amount of the money has to be spent on maintaining the school facilities because of age Inadequate School Facilities and Programs - More and more school buildings and facilities are in need of repair - Mold, defective ventilation systems, faulty plumbing, and the like are not uncommon - Quality education is expected to continue in the classrooms despite deplorable conditions The Challenges of Higher Education in America - There are more people graduating with bachelor’s degrees than ever before - There is a higher percentage of the population enrolled in college than ever before - US Colleges and universities rank 14 in the world
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