8 October 2018
Essay 2 Full Outline
Thesis: The cost of education is far too high for people to attain, causing the quality of education to be devalued.
Quote from Kozol about being “ghetto” by high school student
Students in poorer schools have a low bar of expectation—(tie in to above quote)
Re-segregation has occurred based on economic class
Primary and secondary education (K-12) has re-segregated based on economic class preventing all students from receiving equal curriculum opportunities—use Anyon and Kozol’s ideas to back your explanation
Schools based on class provide unequal curriculums with the majority of American students suffering standardization and lack critical thinking
Both author’s examine the inequities of primary and secondary education (K-12) based on socio-economic class
Kozol illustrates with empirical evidence and advocates more funding for poor schools
Anyon demonstrates the inequity through her sociological study.
Both have a purpose (Kozol’s is explicit / Anyon’s is implicit) to shed light on the problem to invoke change
These inequities are damaging to students and the community as a whole.
Richer schools offer students more complex, advanced classes
Critical thinking and autonomy are encouraged in richer schools
Provide evidence of elite schools from Anyon
Analyze how Anyon’s data shows students in richer schools have greater advantages for college and career
Poorer schools corporatize their curriculum
Teachers have little resources and lower expectations for students