The various Viewpoints regarding Education funding
In the words of Josh Freedman, “higher education is viewed, as great equalizer that leads to social mobility. But selective colleges have long been accused of perpetuating class divides, rather than blurring them” (Freedman 1). Education is a key institution in today’s society. Education since history has been used as the tool for the eradication of poverty that translates to a better future prospect for the students. For many years education was viewed as the greatest equalizer in achieving society’s expectations of life. Both developing and developed countries looked up to education to create the balance between the economic disparities. For the students that would not afford the much sort after educational status, the state would come in to avail federal funds that would go to meet any deficiencies. However, this trend has changed tremendously. In today’s educational system of higher learning, colleges are after economic gain and business-minded, the federal state funds that assisted poor students have been massively undercut and the student educational loans are only stumbling block to economic emancipation.
The thoughts of Freedman in article Affordable higher Education could be great Equalizer paints the true picture held by numerous Americans when thinking about the cost of higher education (Freedman 1). Serious mismatches exist in the system of higher education that is all related to the economic disparities that seem to arise due to social classes. The socio-economic disparities and mismatches have been seen in the example of students from humble economic backgrounds but yet, are high academic achievers who even seem not to bother in the application to the top end colleges for the simple reason of economic mismatches. The author of the commentary seems to contemplate that the economic disparities issues are much intensified than just being surface...