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Unfairly Underfunded Schools    (Continued)

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Does this situation sound extreme? It is reality for many students here in the United States. As fellow citizens, we must take action to correct this vicious cycle.

Writer and education activist Jonathan Kozol visited schools in desperate situations all over the U.S., and recorded his findings in his book Savage Inequalities. He quotes one student from East St. Louis, Missouri, who says that though she often sees crimes from her area on local TV, the media never shows the crimes committed by the government that keep black people segregated in impoverished sections of the city. Furthermore, when another student tried to improve her education by switching to a school in a different section of the city, she was refused.

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