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    Education Bias

    Is the education system biased to favour those from wealthier privileged backgrounds
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    Yes
    80.00%
    4
    Most definitely yes.
    0%
    0
    isn't everything?
    20.00%
    1
    No, And you are a Leftie Socialist!
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    0
    Doctor, 17+ countries, surfer, hiker, skier and yoga fan… get the picture?

    #2
    This poll is confusing because it has 7 different permutations of saying Yes. Is it more intense to simply pick 'Yes', or 'Well, duh! Of course it is.' or any two or all three?

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      #3
      Originally posted by decentGuy View Post
      This poll is confusing because it has 7 different permutations of saying Yes. Is it more intense to simply pick 'Yes', or 'Well, duh! Of course it is.' or any two or all three?
      Ok. now choose your pick. and discuss
      Doctor, 17+ countries, surfer, hiker, skier and yoga fan… get the picture?

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        #4
        Originally posted by decentGuy View Post
        This poll is confusing because it has 7 different permutations of saying Yes. Is it more intense to simply pick 'Yes', or 'Well, duh! Of course it is.' or any two or all three?
        He is right. The options are all varying degrees of affirmation.
        Hi Frendzz! I am a multi of a multi of a multi of a multi of a multi!

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          #5
          Schools that receive greater funding are able to afford better educational resources and opportunities for students.

          Students that come from low-income homes have limited resources, limited life experiences, and face a variety of impediments. When you have a single parent that is working two jobs to make ends meet, it is harder for that parent to provide their child with academic support.

          If a parent is not very educated themselves, it will be difficult to for them to help with academics. Language barrier is a huge impediment in immigrant families. Students that are homeless will not attend school regularly. Lack of attendance is a common issue.

          For students and families living in poverty, just basic survival can and will take precedence over academics.


          Despite these obstacles, the importance of effort can't be ignored. There are kids that work hard even when so much is going against them, and there are kids who won't do squat when they have everything. There are parents who are poor and are not educated, but who have instilled the importance of education and hard work and persistence within their children. There are parents who are well-off and don't have their priorities in the right order. There are teachers who get up and teach for 5 minutes and then sit back down at their desk for an hour glued to their cell-phones while the students do 'busy-work' instead of providing the weaker students with that extra attention or additional support. Then you have the teachers that do a more thorough job and will persist even with the kids that are struggling.

          There is admission bias in universities. Students that come from more stable or well-to-do backgrounds tend to have better SAT scores and stronger admission essays. The wealthy have their connections and can make a few phone calls and get their nikammi aulad a seat in the best institutions, though incompetence won't remain hidden unless a person gets their act together.

          There are factors that are beyond a student's control. But then there choices that are within one's powers, within the parent's power, within the teacher's power, even within the student's power that can either make things better or worse.
          Last edited by The Last Straw; Aug 11, 2021, 09:55 PM.
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            #6
            People work hard and make money. They spend it lawfully. Some on a better education for their children. We can see it works.

            There are two solutions (if you don't care for this of course):

            1. You could make it impossible for people to buy good education and simply make everyone put up with what we've got.
            2. You could make state education better, though it would need you to deal with pupils and others who might disrupt their schools.

            It is the same as the economy, you can aim to make the rich poorer or the poor richer. Sadly a lot of people who look to levelling up go for the former in both.
            Doctor, 17+ countries, surfer, hiker, skier and yoga fan… get the picture?

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              #7
              My Step daughters are studying Med in Ivy League Schools and also their under grad was from Ivy Schools, Emry and John Hopkins and my guess is for both education will be a million plus. Youngers Fiance Med School is paid thru Gates Foundation. Canada is much cheaper. Harvard will pay all bills for students who cant afford.

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                #8
                My brother in Montreal due to getting beatings in childhood had lost his confidence, didn't do well financially and his daughter became doctor at 22.5 and will be a specialist at 26 so I guess you can be not so wealthy and still kids can achieve goals.

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                  #9
                  Education should be free of cost.
                  "Some people believe that necessity is the mother of Invention, but they're wrong, its War" - James May

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