There is little to argue against wanting to provide a quality education for all. It is not so easy, however, to even the playing field in this country. Our nation has been struggling with issues and initiating programs to solve this problem for most of its history. Current expressions used when discussing this topic include:
• The Achievement Gap
• White Privilege
• Asian Advantage
• Social and Cultural Capital
Explain the meaning of each of these expressions as it relates to education.
Can schools provide equality of opportunity? Or does equality of opportunity depend on economic circumstances outside the powers of the school?