inequality in education

inequality in education


One of the many inequalities we continue to face consist of inequality in education. The government doesn't provide public schools with enough federal funds yet private schools do receive a lot of funds. Due to this social injustice, it becomes harder for public schools to succeed.

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Monses team

About the Problem

Problem Category


How did you identify this problem?

Inequality in education is viewed through unequal distribution of academic resources including school funding, qualified and experienced teachers, books and technology.

Problem Details

Who are those affected by this problem?

Low income people are affected by this problem. Due to families financial status, children are sent to public schools. Public schools aren't receiving enough funds from the government which don't allow them to succeed in school. They don't have the resources they need or are able to afford extra help. In comparison to private schools who do receive enough funds from the government, chances of being succesful are much higher because they're able to afford programs to get extra help.

How often does this problem occur?

Inequality in education is a problem that continues to occur to this day.

How long has the problem been going on?

Inequality in education has been around since 1964 and it is a challenge that we continue to face to this day.

Is the problem disrupting the community? How?

Inequality in education does disrupt the community because it creates social barriers toward one another. Effects of this problem creates distances, discrimination, social conflict and crime.

Is the issue perceived as a problem by the community at large?

Yes, in a way everyone is affected by this social injustice. Low income families are affected by not recieving enough funds which overall later lead on to major effects in society such as discrimination and crime.

Is the problem limited to certain geographic areas?

Inequality in education occurs worldwide not specifically in one area.

Who are the Stakeholders, those wanting this problem to be fixed?

Overall since low income people are mostly affected by this, they're the ones who want this problem to be solved.

Addressing the Problem

Are you aware of any solutions, approaches, or efforts to tackle this problem?

Solutions to reduce this problem can consist of reducing incomes of high income people, increase income for low income family's, invest more resources to support low income, support teachers financially such as offering them higher salaries and benefits for them to improve their class needs.

What are the obstacles you are aware of to address the problem?

In order to solve this problem, high income families won't be satisfied having their incomes reduced, on the other hand low-income having their income increased will benefit them in many ways.

What are the success criteria that could be defined to address this problem?

Part of dressing this social injustice is to create a world where there is balance in education amongst our society. Not only will it benefit people in education but it will also decrease discrimination and violence.