It’s a well known fact, that in other developed countries, education, all the way through University, is free. In America, a country that prides itself on being a world power, education often takes a seat on the back burner. Years ago, Thurgood Marshall and other crusaders fought the battle for desegregated and equal education for all. Brown vs. Board of Education should have sealed that for us, but today we’re still struggling to give children the best education possible. While it may be difficult, it would not be impossible to give students the same education, despite their socioeconomic background. It would take the help of our elected officials and policy makers, but unfortunately, it is not a priority on on anyone’s platform or agenda.
One might argue that if we solved the issues in our educational system, we might be able to solve many of the other issues that constantly plague our country. So what price would you pay to obtain a good education for yourself, or your children? One woman in Akron, Ohio payed the price in time. Jail time, that is. Here’s the story: Continue reading