Education: Education Inequality

Students in affluent areas in California are able to pay for courses even while public school districts have eliminated summer programs that would increase a student’s likelihood of getting into good colleges. The summer classes are independent of the school district, and are therefore allowed to charge money for educational activities. Students enroll in these courses to get ahead of their peers, make room for other courses during the school year by taking prerequisites early, or retake classes for better grades. While these programs are well-intentioned, critics claim that this privatizes public school and widens the educational gap between the rich and the poor.

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