SOC 134 Lecture 15: Lecture 15

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15 Mar 2017
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Lecture 15
Teachers
Teaching is one of the lowest paid professions in the us
Qualified teachers have little or no real incentives to teach in poorer
neighborhoods
In predominately poor, nonwhite areas, many students are taught by
unqualified teachers
In some states, as many as 1 in 5 children are taught by unqualified
teachers
o If education is so important, why are teachers being paid so
poorly?
Responses to educational Inequality
Difficult to undo
Fixing these enormous problems will take radical restructuring which
the wealthy and powerful will resist
Affirmative Action
Does ot give pefeece to “uualified: ioity studets, esultig
in the denial of qualified students
Whites and Asians continue to apply, enroll, and graduate from
college at higher rates than native Americans, African Americans, and
Hispanics
Many qualified white and Asian applicants are rejected from
universities because their spots were reserved for socially privileged
white applicants with ties to their school
o 1 in 7 students at top universities are legacies
Affirmative Action has been effective in helping to minimize gender
and race based exclusion
o UCLA stopped AA, & percentage of black freshmen dropped 50%
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