What is considered a good education and who is able to receive this education? Can anybody who is determined to be ahead in life just go out and get in a high school of their choice? The answer is yes to all of these questions, if you can "afford it". .
All over America there seems to be painfully obvious differences in the school systems which cater to the upper class majority and the ones that serve the lower and middle class minority. There is a strong undercurrent of racial inequality in today's school systems, which negatively effect the quality of education that its students receive. A schools potential to give a proper education often depends on the perspective economic, and social, or should I say racial backgrounds of its students. .
America's school systems seem to be returning to their former state of segregation. If the government doesn't do something to evenly distribute funds and programs in America's schools the rate of poverty, crime, and illiteracy will steadily increase, thus widening the gap between the lower class and the rich. The population of minorities who live in the United States is constantly increasing and their numbers can contribute to the success or the failure of the nation.
Magnet schools, private schools, or suburban schools serve the upper class, majority of the American population. These schools are some of the best high schools in the nation. There are usually a small number of minority children who are lucky enough to attend such quality schools but white children definitely make up the majority of upper class high school populations. .
Public schools serve the lower class and middle class minorities whom, can't afford to pay for a better education or are unable to find transportation to suburban schools. Inner city high schools are ranked the lowest in the nation when it comes to the quality of education they offer. The population in these schools is mainly black.