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
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.