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If you aren’t familiar with the term “Education Inequality,” you should be. The easiest way to explain it is to describe the disparity that certain students experience in their education compared to other students. This has become hands down the most important social and political term that America has ever seen. The term basically indicates that if you are born into poverty, your education will be lower than someone who isn’t born into poverty.
There is a proven common factor in parents who achieve academic success—they will help their children achieve similar success. Parents who are highly educated will become more involved in their children’s education. These parents are usually much more knowledgeable with the way schools work and how they are structured. It has been said that people with a higher education have the potential to make more money than someone who isn’t educated past high school. If this is indeed the case, it means that people who make more money live in better neighborhoods, and better neighborhoods offer better school systems. Does this seem fair to you?
Now you are getting the concept of why this is such a hot button issue with law makers as well as the general public. This is where we need to look at the nonprofits that are doing their best to fight against this broken education system. They are helping the children living in poverty who need an education to break the cycle of poverty. These children are the ones who are dropping out of school after a certain age. They are also the ones who are lucky enough to be in school, but the school’s infrastructure is so broken and crumbling that they cannot actually get a proper education.
There is a large debate about nonprofits that provide education services to people in developing countries, without focusing on the education system in our own country. At The Nonprofit Journal, we want to ensure that we are supporting the education-driven nonprofits in our community. We would love to hear from our readers about their favorite education nonprofits in the Arizona communities where they live. We want to hear what you have to say!