What factors influence the quality of education

According to conflict theorists, the persistence of social class inequality can be linked to the educational institutions in the United States. Although education is asserted to be a social equalizer, many argue that the educational system is a mechanism of social reproduction that maintains social inequality rather than ensuring equality of opportunity. For this discussion, you will read Chapters 10 and 11 of the text, Sociology: Beyond Common Sense, and review the article, Foundations of Educational Inequality.

Answer the following questions:

  • What factors influence the quality of education that an individual receives?
  • How is social class reproduced through the educational system?
  • How is this continuing educational inequality impacting other social institutions?

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length.


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