After reading Chapter 10, read the article titled A Poverty, Not Education, Crisis in U.S. The article suggests that in the United States, education reflects social stratification, which, you may recall from Module Four, is the division of society into groups that are arranged in a hierarchy. Explain what the author of the article means when he says that education reflects social stratification. Based on the readings, consider how educational reform could potentially break the cycle of inequality. What do you think individuals can do to help combat inequality in education? What can social agencies do to help combat inequality in education?
In response to your peers, discuss any similarities or differences between your opinion and your peers’.
This prompt is adapted from Ferris, K., & Stein, J. (2014). The real world: An introduction to sociology. New York, NY: W. W. Norton.
To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric document.