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School the great Equalizer In his essay, "I should have never quit school", D. DeMott rejects the myth that all social classes receive the same education. He supports his essay by denying that the stating line is the same for all students in the American educational system. DeMott begins his essay by giving us an example of the mythological belief that school is a fair institution where everyone begins at the same starting line. Next, DeMott gives general ideas about the American publics denials, and the educational system, provides for students. To support these denials DeMott gives us some assumptions of the general public's beliefs on education. The first assumption is about intelligence, an individual is college material, intellectual because he/she was born smart and it's up them to take advantage of it, and that teachers see this genetic trait. According to your intellectual level the school system will see this and place you in the proper educational training which best sues you.

The next assumption is that your community motivates lower class students to attend institutions of higher education by providing them with financial assistance. The difference of the social economic level of the community abilities to provide for the student differs in how much the town can invest in your education. The inequality differs in the sense that wealthy communities see as smartness as a gift. Your occupation is determined by you level of intelligence. Poor people don't share these ideas. The rich believe that if they tax themselves heavily, they will produce better quality of students, they call this fairness.

DeMott then analyzes American education by its beginnings and how this question of education being equal came to be. The belief that immigrants saw that in order to be Americans you needed an education, therefore there...