Jonathan Kozol’s Fremont High School

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Jonathan Kozol’s Fremont High School

Schools lacking social utilities that are needed to promote the academic status of its students is an issue. Whether these utilities should be kept opened or closed is widely debated in most communities. The condition of such schools is an important issue because it determines the future of its students academically. Some issues facing schools include social, public and economical issues; this essay will consider arguments concerning the social, public and economical causes of this problem through the use of Jonathan Kozol's "TITLE OF ARTICLE", as well as the discussion of the reasons why some schools do not receive sufficient funds to care for public schools.

Upon reading the article by Jonathan
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Schools differ by their demographics and the socio-economic status of the community—which indicates the funding they will receive. To my understanding, some public school funding is a function of the community in which it is located. A school in a poor neighborhood will receive less per student than a school in a rich neighborhood, but the academic requirements are the same. Therefore, I think there is a need to equalize the funding of schools statewide so that all students have the same quality of resources. In addition, funding large scale sports such as football, which remove students from class during the day, is counterproductive measure if trying to raise academic levels is truly what we desire.

After reading some portion of the story, I began asking myself some questions like why a school such as Fremont High School even exists? Are the students being setup for failure or success? Students become “Red-faced and unable to concentrate” during the “extreme heat of summer” due to lack of air conditioning in some classrooms. This is definitely not a structure that anybody in this modern world would like to sit and study when we observe high degrees of heat during summer times. Conditions in this very school are so bad that most