The American education system has become complacent with its failures, its atrocities, and its inadequacies. It’s become complacent with the system of hindrance and destruction that murders the potential that so many children who are hungry for equitable education posses. These atrocities and failures of gross amplitude are so habitually seen as acceptable and are often deemed as successes on the systems part but failures on the children’s part.” These atrocities often have their effects attenuated and their causes overvalued because the truth behind why American minority children receive substandard education is meant to be overlooked. The sculptors of this imbalanced system designed it to survive on the blindness and arrogance of American society that has let it get this close to its breaking point.
The American education system has never been a system of equality and universality; it’s never been the pretty picture that unions, government officials, and “experts” work so steadily to paint for the blind eyes of the naïve and ignorant American population. The education system has always worked to strengthen the first class and bring down the second class with a few exceptions of success in the undefined and unexplained gray area. Minority children have always been seen as trifles that should never have been granted the right to receive equitable and appropriate education and the system has been designed with that in mind. People like to forget or even pretend that they have forgotten that the system just recently started educating racial and ethnic minorities, that the system just only started allowing homeless children to be imperceptibly educated, that the system still holds assertive attitudes against pregnant teenage girls that effectively encourages them to dropout, and that the system still fails to educate children who find themselves in extenuating consequences that render them wards of state governments. People like to pretend that American education is a system built on universal inclusion that looks beyond uncontrollable variables and directly at the child and the abilities he or she harnesses but in reality the system is built upon exclusivity and selectivity.
These atrocities, these inadequacies, and these horrid truths are just the base of what the American education system has in its arsenal for its war against the nation’s minority children. These atrocities and inadequacies are not meant to be halted, they are not meant to be mended and their effects aren’t meant to be reversed. These atrocities are meant to do exactly what they are and have been doing and that’s why any movement or actions that come along to reverse its acts of social injustice are antagonized and undermined. That’s why all throughout America’s history any and every move to universally educate children who are not a part of the first class has been discredited, defunded and depreciated.
Throughout America’s history we have been made to look like we are progressing when we are actually regressing, that we are actually succeeding when we are actually impeding, we have been made to look like we have been affording minority children endless opportunities when we in fact have been affording them access to a prison cell.
These atrocities and acts of social injustice will not cease in their existence anytime soon and they will not cease in their existence on their own. These acts must be dealt with and we mustn’t regress any longer and we mustn’t allow for controlled progression. The system of education in America has for too long failed to do its job, its duty, it said statement and the systems workers have equally failed to do theirs. For too long have we let our education system to be filled with incompetence and unsound judgment that has literally dictated the pathway we have taken to our destination as academic failures. The system of education has become so weak, so trifling, so atrocious that its quality is meandered and worthless to America’s minority youth but then we turn around and denounce these youth because of their rejection toward Americas fourth world like education.
In order to redirect America’s educational meandering, regression, acts of social injustice and academic atrocities we must stop trying to salvage a system that has had centuries to prove its validity and we must work toward a universally inclusive system that posses strong morale and values. No longer can we say that public education in its current structure is the pathway to America’s success as an academic strong house because that system is structured upon convenient lies and inconvenient truths. America must move toward a system of universality, equality, competence, and independence that’s cemented by clear leadership and sound judgment. It’s time that America develops a system that admits to its faults, broadcasts inabilities, and boasts its abilities with respect to its inabilities. Until this is done, America’s children will suffer, the system will continue on its path to destructive regression, and entire generations of bright and able minority children will be withheld and academically neglected.