Socioeconomic Background of Educational Opportunities
How does one’s socioeconomic background determine educational opportunities?
“The most outstanding problems in education today are problems of finance… Some critics affirm that we are attempting more than is socially desirable, educationally reasonable, or economically possible, while others suggest that we are wasteful, inefficient, and disorderly.” (Sears, 1924, p. 257). For this discussion, consider how one’s socioeconomic background determines educational opportunities. For instance, think about how finance has affected your academic journey. Then, using at least two current scholarly journal articles to support your argument, analyze three ways in which college could be made more affordable. Be sure to describe the advantages and disadvantages of each proposed strategy.