The Advantages of Diversity in the ClassroomPaper Rating: Word Count: 634 Approx Pages: 3
In today's society there remain marked debates of ethnicity, race, and religion. After all, it wasn't that long ago that blacks were kept separate from the rest of society, when immigrants were treated with suspicion and women with derision. Many still are. The classroom being a natural mirror for society, it stands to reason that the same debates rage throughout our school systems. Despite the enlightened strivings toward equality that have been pursued in the last decades, there remain many groups and individuals who maintain that diversity is an inconvenient or even dangerous idea. Rarely does anyone argue the case for diversity in the classroom; people are very rarely seen on the local news station espousing the merits of diverse integration. Yet the concept of diversity is integral to the continued effectiveness of the American school system.
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