Is the public education system in America fair and does equity exist for all students? Why or why not?

After reading The Miseducation of the Negro Ch. 1-4; Answer the following:

Like Woodson, many people today believe that all American children do not have equitable educational opportunities.

Discuss the following questions with your peers:

1. Explain the difference between Equality and Equity.
2. Is the public education system in America fair and does equity exist for all students? Why or why not?
3. Have you noticed inequities in the school facilities in your neighborhood? If so, elaborate on the inequities.
4. Where are the best and worst schools in your state? Does this surprise you? Why or why not?
5. Woodson uses the phrase “educated” to describe Black people who have obtained degrees through US schools. Analyze Woodson’s use of the quotation marks and how this relates to his thesis.

Read textbook
Chapters 1-4; pgs. 1-24
Woodson, C. G. (1999) The Miseducation of the Negro