Inequalities In American Education Systems

PART A: (Due no later than 4:00 PM US Eastern Standard Time, on Tues. Jul. 6th, 2021)

Read the following New York Times article and formulate SOAPS notes for it. Also make note of any evidence indicating why “American schools are even more unequal than we thought,” throughout the document.

SOAPS should include 4-5 sentences MINIMUM for EACH question. Please label your responses, accordingly: (Subject, Opinion, Audience, Purpose, Speaker)…

Subject: What is the subject? General topic, content, ideas contained in the text… 

Opinion: What is your opinion/response to the reading? 

Audience: Who is the audience? The group of readers or viewers to whom this article is directed? How do you know? 

Purpose: Why is he/she writing or speaking? What is the reason behind the article? 

Speaker: About the speaker — What is his or her tone? Concerned? Matter-of-Fact? Angry? How do you know? Pick at least one quote from the speaker and explain why you chose that quotation —- Why was it important to you? 

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PART B: (Due no later than 5:00 PM US Eastern Standard Time, on Tues. Jul. 6th, 2021) 

Denote the difference between “disadvantaged” and “persistently disadvantaged,” (in your own words), with a 1/2 page response. 

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PART C: (Due no later than 6:00 PM US Eastern Standard Time, on Tues. Jul. 6th, 2021) 

Read the following New York Times article and create SOAPS Notes for it, following the SOAPS Notes outline denoted in PART A. 

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PART D: (Do no later than 7:00 PM US Eastern Standard Time, on Tues. Jul. 6th, 2021) 

Do the authors of the article in PART C leave you with hope or with something else? Why or why not? Provide a 1/2 page response to these questions.

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PART E: (Due no later than 4:00 PM US Eastern Standard Time, on Wed. Jul. 7th, 2021)

Read the following article and create SOAPS Notes for it, following the SOAPS Notes outline denoted in PART A. 

https://www.propublica.org/article/ferguson-school-segregation

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PART F: (Due no later than 5:00 PM US Eastern Standard Time, on Wed. Jul. 7th, 2021)

In three complete paragraphs (minimum 5-8 sentences each) discuss why educational equality is of concern. 

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Each part of this assignment needs to be submitted as an individual Microsoft Word Doc.