Many Americans believe that access to a good education is all that is needed to overcome inequality in U.S. society. Do you agree? Why or why not?
As the U.S continues to experience the widening income gap between the very wealthiest and marginalized communities, education access has been cited as the leading contributor to the existing inequality. This according to me remains undisputed fact. This is because when a certain race, class, ethnicity and gender are not given access to quality education which is affordable, it means their knowledge capacity in various field of studies will be limited. This impacts negatively on individual citizen in the sense that such there will be limited opportunities that can be accessed on basis of lack of proper training and educational skills that are required in job areas. As a result, income generation will still remain a challenge hence low standard of living and widened gap compared to other children of different race, religion with superior educational opportunities. Actually in 2002, President George Bush authorized the program dubbed as No Child Left Behind with an aim to alleviate access to education for low-income students. This implied that the existing gap between the poor and the marginalized which causes inequality can be attributed to access of quality education.