The Dynamics Of Inner City Schools

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Before the famous and ground breaking case of “Brown vs. the Board of Education” in 1953, African-Americans and whites were educated separately in different schools, and this case simply stated that the fourteenth amendment was being violated and it over turned earlier laws dating all the way back to “Plessey Vs Ferguson” in 1896 (Wikipedia.) The Supreme Court ordered that people of all color should be educated together and not separate. Of course, with the desegregation of blacks and them coming into the white classrooms, came a different kind of segregation. Desegregation and racism drove white families to the suburbs, this new law was supposed to provide equal education for everyone, but statistics show that education is still very... View More »

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The differences in these educational settings have had a direct impact on the outcomes of students. A positive educational setting is very important when it comes to educating a student and it is only with sufficient funding can public schools offer the educational process necessary to determine positive outcomes. Many people have considered the issue of educational funding, and have tried to figure out a system that provides greater equality between socioeconomically disadvantaged inner-city schools and wealthier suburban, white, middle class schools.

The idea of necessary funding changes started with peoples acknowledging that school funding differences relate directly to the creation of a cycle of poverty and illiteracy in under-funded urban settings. Many states have leaned towards an allotment of educational funding related to tax revenues, but this has not come without conflict. People in low-income neighborhoods areas have said that this equalization is a great idea for improving their urban schools, but wealthier suburban populations have complained that this will take away funding necessary to maintain programs that are already in place at their schools. The wealthier tax payers are just concerned about their schools and not about the inner city schools.

How we currently manage funds for educational spending today is determined by a program called the foundation program. The way that the program works is that there is a local tax based on the value of homes and businesses within the school district and these taxes raise the funds for the schools around ...

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