Friday, May 21, 2004

Equal Access to Quality Education

The belief that more education will create more equal opportunities has been proved wrong
Stephen linked to this interesting (and somewhat flawed) article about the quality gap between the education of rich and poor kids, and offered a provocative challenge to go with it:
"To achieve parity of opportunity, it isn't necessary to take these away from children of well-off parents, but rather, to provide these (or their equivalent) to all children in society. It's not that hard to do, and we have the means to do it, but from where I sit the greatest stumbling block isn't the means but rather the resistance (as exemplified by this article) of those who are better off - after all, who wants to lose their advantage?"

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