Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools - Study Guide Chapter 6, "The dream deferred, Again, in San Antonio," Summary & Analysis

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John Coons writes that every time low-income schools go to court to get more funds, wealthier citizens fear it will ruin free enterprise if these schools win; but he argues that keeping some groups uneducated for generation after generation leads to a real diminishment of the free enterprise system.

Kozol thinks that if Americans were forced to directly discriminate against other people's children they would feel bad about it. However, tax realities make things unfair without forcing people to feel guilty about the inequalities. 1920 brought America the Foundation program which is supposed to mean everybody is taxed on their local homes and businesses at the same rate, but the federal government makes up the difference in money to poor districts to bring them up to a level...

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