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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, …

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…because they seem not to understand the greatness of an education. DeMott then gives examples of how teachers tend to prefer rich students to poor or minority students. The mythology of school and life being fair concerning education is clearly stated by DeMott as unrealistic. We all begin the race towards an education some are motivated towards achieving an education while others are not. Wealthy people have the clear advantage over disadvantage people, and minorities.