Obtaining equal education opportunities is one of the main recent goals for American society. Despite multiple intentions to achieve the chosen purpose, the governments and the academic staff continue to face some challenges. Public schools, K-12 facilities, and colleges have different requirements and resources to provide children with education. In addressing the needs of people of different ages, teachers should recognize their roles and consider available opportunities.
Public schools are usually available to every American citizen and remain under the funding of the government. It means that any child gets a chance to visit a public school and be educated. The major barriers in public schools are family factors, technological shortage, parental involvement differences, and poverty levels. Economic inequality in neighborhoods, racial issues, and suburban spaces might challenge public school education today (Diamond et al., 2021). In K-12, unequal education can be explained by a lack of student participation or parental involvement, increased concerns about children’s well-being, and poor technological learning. Finally, most people admit that college challenges are usually closely related to financial aspects. Not many families could afford to pay for their children’s education, and not many facilities offer college education for free. Thus, serious decisions should be made to remove this barrier and help students continue their education, meeting their needs and interests. Besides, stress, time management, and personal issues provoke new problems in colleges, which contribute to creating new barriers and inequalities.
In general, challenges in gaining equal opportunities in US education emerge regularly, and it is hard to find resolutions in a short period. The academic staff does everything possible to support children and their families and create fair and effective environments. Unfortunately, some financial, organizational, and personal barriers are critical, and American society needs more time to identify problems, solve them, and make sure students have equal rights and future perspectives.
Diamond, J. B., Posey-Maddox, L., & Velázquez, M. D. (2021). Reframing suburbs: Race, place, and opportunity in suburban educational spaces. Educational Researcher, 50(4), 249-255. Web.