The Weight of Education Inequality
The burdens of education inequality are quite clear — economic, social, and moral concerns often immediately come to mind. However, what about the personal and emotional burden of America’s unequal access to quality education?
There’s a program that brings together kids from two schools. One school is public and in the country’s poorest congressional district. The other is private and costs $43,000/year. They are three miles apart. The hope is that kids connect, but some of the public school kids just can’t get over the divide. We hear what happens when you get to see the other side and it looks a lot better.