Education in America

Posted by Liam D. Oklahoma

This is my op-ed on why equal opportunities to education is important

Kids in all around America are getting more or less education based on their race, religion or where they come from. In America everyone deserves an equal opportunity in education, no matter where they come from.

In America all kids deserve an equal opportunity in getting a good education. This statement is very true for my friend Chris. His Mom was from Vietnam and her parents sent her to America so that he could have a better education than they had. When she was in America she got a equal education even though she was from a county that the US had just been at war with. My friends grandparents lived in poverty their whole lives so they sent their daughter to America because in America everyone has an equal opportunity in getting a good education.

Another example of equal opportunity in getting a good education is my Mom. When she was little lived on a farm in South Texas. Her family was not very wealthy and they made there money off of the cows that they sold at the auction. When my mom went to highschool and collage she did not get a better or worse education as the wealthy people did. Then the same thing happened what she was in medical school, she did not get a better or worse opportunity in equation based on the wealth of her family. And now she is a surgeon working at OU, and the opportunity to get there was not based on wealth or where she came from but that she just kept trying. From American Creed, Condoleezza Rice, Professor of Political Science at Stanford, states “It doesn't matter where you come from it matters where you are going.” This quote is true from my mom because it doesn't matter where she came from it matters where she is going. If it was not for the equal opportunity to get a good education in America my family would not be here.

Some might say, that in America not everyone gets and equal opportunity in education. This is a problem America has and the best way to fix it is to ignore the race, religion, or the financial side of people, and try to look at what they are right then and there. If you ignore these things than you should be able to give everyone an equal opportunity of getting a good education. Michelle Obama states “Don’t ever make decisions based on fear: make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen not what shouldn’t”. In other words Michelle Obama believes you should make decisions based on hope and opportunity not what everyone else is doing.

In conclusion, in America everyone deserves an equal opportunity in getting a good education no matter their race, religion, or the financial status.This statement is true with my mom because she got a good education even though her family was not super wealthy. It is also true with Chris’s mom because even thought she was from Vietnam, a country the US had just been at war with, she did not get more or less educational opportunity than anyone else. I do not think that America is perfect, but I do believe in the equal opportunity in getting a good education.      

Published on Oct 4, 2018
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