The many inequalities that underlie much of the social structure of the country have severely impacted the urban education system. I think the most pressing issue that affects schools is funding problems based in poverty. The lack of funding in these high-risk areas and schools only exacerbates the overall issues that plague urban schools. By not having sufficient funding children are at a higher risk to be without properly trained teachers, have little to no access to a nurse, and often do not have any access to a counselor. The children in these schools are at a big disadvantage because of the lack of funding in these school districts which then perpetuates a system that only begets more inequality and children lost to the system. These schools have a smaller tax bracket and so their future is seemingly less bright than others' because their schools are less than what should be their right. I believe that unequal funding is something that should be explored further given that its implications are wide reaching and damaging. Without some sort of meaningful address to this deficit, public schools as they are managed in these cities will only see more "failure" which is not only hurting the students but the future of the country as well.
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