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Global Wealth Inequality - What you never knew you never knew - YouTube

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Wealth inequality in the world

This data shows that compared to the world's wealth inequality, America's wealth inequality isn't that bad.  The worlds wealth inequality is even more striking than any specific country.  Apparently the richest people in the world hold 43% of the world wealth.  This is fairly striking, but it also makes sense when you think of the amount of poverty we have all over the world.  Also, as I've said before, this data doesn't take into consideration the wealth mobility of people all over the world.  However, wealth mobility all over the world is much worse than it is just in America.  In America there is greater opportunity to accumulate wealth and more wealth classes.  Certain places of the world have so much poverty and desolation, an individual is unable to move out of there circumstance.

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What Wasn't Said in "Wealth Inequality In America" - YouTube

Wealth inequality may be real, but is it unfair? And what does it mean for a society to be unfair? Learn Liberty asked these questions to two professors -- a...
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More on Wealth Inequality

This video expands on one of my last scoops.  It expands on what this video says and also contradicts and undermines it.  It says that the data in the original video doesn't take into consideration wealth mobility and the ability to move from poor to wealthy or middle class to wealthy.  Apparently there is a good chance for someone to move social classes.

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Wealth Inequality in America Explained in 60 Seconds - YouTube

Did you know that the 400 richest people in America are wealthier than the bottom 60%? The 1%, you say? More like the 1% of the 1% of the 1% -- and you can f...
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Wealth Inequality in Perspective

This video focuses on explaining the amount of wealth that the richest of rich American's have.  It talks about the wealth of the top 400 people in the US.  This is the 1% of the 1% of the 1% of rich Americans in the US.  This video also compares the wealth of these people to the wealth of the rest of America.  It really shows how the wealth of just a few people can equal the wealth of many many Americans in the US.  This video does not provide a solution to the problem, it just articulates what the problem is.  

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18MillionRising.org | Why I Support Affirmative Action: One Asian American Perspective

18MillionRising.org | Why I Support Affirmative Action: One Asian American Perspective | Education in America | Scoop.it
SCA5 raised the ire of some Asian American organizations who felt it would hurt Asian American applicants by decreasing the available spots on college campuses. Some, such as the 80-20 National Asian American Political Action Committee, have gone so far as to say that “SCA5 is a ‘Yellow Peril Act’, a 21st century version of the ‘Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882’, aimed specifically to impose a quota-like ceiling on the AsAm students. . . .”3 This sort of rhetoric might be effective in rousing up supporters, but it both misrepresents the intended purpose of SCA5, which is to work towards greater access for underrepresented groups in higher education, and minimizes the ugliness and racism of some aspects of U.S. public policy.

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Possible Solutions to Wealth Inequality in America

This article is relevant to my topic because it gives a possibility for addressing wealth inequality in America.  Affirmative action could be a means to fix wealth inequality in America by giving poorer populations a chance at better education.  People are really mixed on how affirmative action could help or hurt education in America.  Some people think it would really help, while others think that it will take opportunities away from people who deserve them more.  I am not sure where I stand on affirmative action.  I can understand both sides of the debate, but this might be a possible solution to wealth inequality.

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$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap | Education in America | Scoop.it
Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage.
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James Powell's curator insight, May 18, 2014 5:50 PM

Student Loans and Wealth Inequality in America

This article addresses how truly unfair the student loan system in America is.  This article says that people who must pay off student loan debts can't use this same money in their retirement funds.  Whereas wealthy people don't have to pay these student loans and there excess incomes can go to other aspect of their livelihoods.  People are saying this article serves to show an example of how student loans in America are directly increasing wealth inequality in America.  I think that this article lays out the student loan problem simply.  It can be used to exemplify the student loan problem in one concrete examples and simple explanation.

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Doubtful debt: the rising cost of student loans - Grattan Institute

Doubtful debt: the rising cost of student loans - Grattan Institute | Education in America | Scoop.it

"The Commonwealth Government could save more than $800 million a year by 2017 if it recovers outstanding student loans from deceased estates and people living overseas."


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Increasing Student Load Debt in America

This article is about the rising cost of student load debt in America. It mainly just covers the statistics of student load debt in America. Other people are mainly commentating and making opinions about the results of these statistics and the affects student loans are having on American students. I think that this article stands alone in its shocking reveal about the harsh reality of student loans. The $13 billion dollars that the government will get in repaid student loan debts by 2017 is an outstanding amount of money that benefits our government, but at the same time hurts individual American students.

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Education problems around the world

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Global Problems in Education

This video focuses on the problems with education world wide.  This video touches on the 75 million children that don't have an education world wide.  People are saying that the video is intriguing because it covers education problems in both the US and the rest of the world.  This video also compares different financial limitations in different countries pertaining to education.  I think that this video is very informative because it gives very detailed statistics on achievement in education world wide.

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Early childhood education can pay big rewards to families, society

Early childhood education can pay big rewards to families, society | Education in America | Scoop.it
High quality early childhood education for disadvantaged children can simultaneously reduce inequality and boost productivity in America, contends James Heckman, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and one of the nation's leading experts on early childhood education.
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Education Helping Solve Wealth Inequality 

 

This article shows what higher education for the poorer class could do for the poor and for America altogether.  It talks about the benefits of affirmative action and the results we would see if we educated more of lower classes.  People are agreeing with the article that the lower classes need to be more highly education, but some disagree with the results that would come from educating the poor.  Not everyone agrees that it would help America altogether to have more college graduates in America.  I think agree with this article and think that higher education for the poor would support the infrastructure of America and help shrink the inequality gap.  I think that the way to fix wealth inequality is through education.

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These four charts show how the SAT favors rich, educated families - Washington Post (blog)

These four charts show how the SAT favors rich, educated families - Washington Post (blog) | Education in America | Scoop.it
These four charts show how the SAT favors rich, educated families Washington Post (blog) Students from families earning more than $200,000 a year average a combined score of 1,714, while students from families earning under $20,000 a year average a...
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The correlation between wealth and high SAT scores in America

 

This article shows how wealth directly correlates to higher SAT sores.  This article shows four different sets of data that show how more privileged families reach a higher level of achievement when taking the SAT.  The people in this article are showing that families with more money and that have a higher education tend to have kids that get higher SAT scores than families with less privilege.  I think that this article demonstrates that there is an illusion of being able to achieve anything in America.  This data clearly demonstrates that children born into more privileged homes have a greater opportunity to achieve higher test scores.  Higher test scores give them greater opportunities in life and perpetuate the SAT achievement gap between children of families with different levels of wealth and education.

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The 25 US High Schools With The Highest Standardized Test Scores

The 25 US High Schools With The Highest Standardized Test Scores | Education in America | Scoop.it
A compelling look at the high schools in America that are killing it in the standardized testing arena.

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I was surprised that this article said that SAT and ACT scores were a valid measure of brainpower and cognitive ability. I was surprised just because I have always been told, by colleges and others, as well as seen in other articles, that the SAT and ACT is not a measure of someone's ability to succeed in and educational environment, which is how most people interpret "brainpower" and "cognitive ability." I looked at all the school with the top SAT scores and found that out of the 25 high schools with the highest standardized test scores, 16 were private schools, 8 were public, and 1 was a charter school. I feel like this only supports the fact that people who score high on the SAT are usually rich. Even 6 of the 8 public schools were in predominantly white-suburban areas where the average income was 40,000 or higher. In terms of affirmative action, this data shows how the SAT is not a good measure of brainpower of cognitive ability, but rather how much money one has to hire tutors to teach them how to take the test. Although there are a few exceptions as there is to any generalization, I feel like this points to how our definition of "merit" is not independent of socio-economic class, and because race hugely correlates with socioe-economic class, it is not independent of race either. For me, this shows how our educational system is built on protecting the elite.

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Highest test scores

This data shows the highest SAT test scores in the nation.  It is not surprising that most of the schools with the highest test scores are private school.  This data shows that people in better private school educations are more likely to succeed on the SAT and ACT.  Therefore this shows how unbalanced the system is because the test is suppose to be considered fair for all.

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Wealth inequality in the UK - YouTube

Inequality has been rising for 30 years. The gap between rich and poor is the widest since the second world war. If current trends continue, we will have rea...
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Wealth inequality in Britain

This is the same project that the other people did in the wealth inequality in American video.  This just shows what wealth inequality is like in Britain.  This serves as a comparison for wealth inequality in America and gives us a basis to judge the problem in America.  Wealth inequality in Britain is fairly large, but not as bad as the US.  This really makes the US's wealth inequality stand out shows how bad it really is.  However, as I showed in my last scoop that there is a still a chance for the poor to accumulate new wealth.

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The 25 US High Schools With The Highest Standardized Test Scores

The 25 US High Schools With The Highest Standardized Test Scores | Education in America | Scoop.it
A compelling look at the high schools in America that are killing it in the standardized testing arena.

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Highest test scores

This data shows the highest SAT test scores in the nation.  It is not surprising that most of the schools with the highest test scores are private school.  This data shows that people in better private school educations are more likely to succeed on the SAT and ACT.  Therefore this shows how unbalanced the system is because the test is suppose to be considered fair for all.

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Malini Sharma's curator insight, February 4, 2014 1:02 PM

I was surprised that this article said that SAT and ACT scores were a valid measure of brainpower and cognitive ability. I was surprised just because I have always been told, by colleges and others, as well as seen in other articles, that the SAT and ACT is not a measure of someone's ability to succeed in and educational environment, which is how most people interpret "brainpower" and "cognitive ability." I looked at all the school with the top SAT scores and found that out of the 25 high schools with the highest standardized test scores, 16 were private schools, 8 were public, and 1 was a charter school. I feel like this only supports the fact that people who score high on the SAT are usually rich. Even 6 of the 8 public schools were in predominantly white-suburban areas where the average income was 40,000 or higher. In terms of affirmative action, this data shows how the SAT is not a good measure of brainpower of cognitive ability, but rather how much money one has to hire tutors to teach them how to take the test. Although there are a few exceptions as there is to any generalization, I feel like this points to how our definition of "merit" is not independent of socio-economic class, and because race hugely correlates with socioe-economic class, it is not independent of race either. For me, this shows how our educational system is built on protecting the elite.

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Wealth Inequality in America - YouTube

Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actua...
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Explaining Wealth Inequality

This video explains wealth inequality in America.  It shows the difference between the most wealthy, the middle class, and the poorest class.  It shows a difference between what people think wealth inequality is, what it should be, and what it actually is.  The differences are striking: the difference between what people think it is and what it is is a huge distance.  It makes the gap look irreversible.  I think that this gap is one of the biggest problems in America that needs to be addressed.  I think that it's hard to disagree with this video and say that this is not a huge problem.

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$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap | Education in America | Scoop.it
Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage.
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Student Loans and Wealth Inequality in America

This article addresses how truly unfair the student loan system in America is.  This article says that people who must pay off student loan debts can't use this same money in their retirement funds.  Whereas wealthy people don't have to pay these student loans and there excess incomes can go to other aspect of their livelihoods.  People are saying this article serves to show an example of how student loans in America are directly increasing wealth inequality in America.  I think that this article lays out the student loan problem simply.  It can be used to exemplify the student loan problem in one concrete examples and simple explanation.

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Doubtful debt: the rising cost of student loans - Grattan Institute

Doubtful debt: the rising cost of student loans - Grattan Institute | Education in America | Scoop.it

"The Commonwealth Government could save more than $800 million a year by 2017 if it recovers outstanding student loans from deceased estates and people living overseas."


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Increasing Student Load Debt in America

This article is about the rising cost of student load debt in America. It mainly just covers the statistics of student load debt in America. Other people are mainly commentating and making opinions about the results of these statistics and the affects student loans are having on American students. I think that this article stands alone in its shocking reveal about the harsh reality of student loans. The $13 billion dollars that the government will get in repaid student loan debts by 2017 is an outstanding amount of money that benefits our government, but at the same time hurts individual American students.

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The Higher Education Bubble [infographic]

The Higher Education Bubble [infographic] | Education in America | Scoop.it

Student loans are one of the biggest problems facing our country at the moment.


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Problems with the Student Loan System
This article addresses the problems with student loans in America and the increasingly large amount of money college students have to pay in tuition.  The article uses visuals also to explain the problems with loans in the higher education system.  People are saying that there is a major problem with the job market students are getting into right out of college because 85% of todays college graduates move back in with their parents after they graduate.  I agree with the article that the student load system is a bubble that keep growing with the rise of tuition costs in America.  Soon enough people will not be able to affront this kind of education and the higher education system we have in America will collapse.

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2014-New HEFCE analysis shows significant link between factors such as ethnicity, gender and school type on achievement in higher education - HEFCE

HEFCE analysis shows significant link between ethnicity, gender and school type on achievement in higher education http://t.co/YcApMj0zM4
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Identity and Education 

This data shows the difference in achievement at higher levels of education between people of different ethnicities, genders, and backgrounds.  The data gives numerical statistics for these gaps in achievement.  People are saying that the article is correct in implying that this is a problem that needs to be fixed.  Many commentators of the article are saying that this is a case for affirmative action.  I believe the statistics this article presents are true.  I think that this is a significant problem that needs to be addressed at both higher and lower levels of learning.

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Poor Students Struggle as Class Plays a Greater Role in Success

Poor Students Struggle as Class Plays a Greater Role in Success | Education in America | Scoop.it
The story of three friends from Galveston, Tex., seems less a tribute to upward mobility than a study of obstacles in an age of economic inequality.
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Education Inequality in America

This article touches on wealth inequality in America and the struggle for children of lower income households to get higher education.  This article talks about one specific individual Angelica Gonzales who is on the upward climb to be the first in her family to achieve a college education.  This article is trying to show the growing educational achievement gap in America.  It shows how much harder it is for children of lower classes to achieve a higher education.  The article talks about how easy it is to receive a college education is directly correlated to wealth.  I agree with this article because it successfully highlights the correlation between money and a higher education.  I think that education inequality is directly correlated to wealth inequality.

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Five stereotypes about poor families and education

Five stereotypes about poor families and education | Education in America | Scoop.it
The list, plus how stereotypes affect the way students perform in classes.

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These four charts show how the SAT favors rich, educated families - Washington Post (blog)

These four charts show how the SAT favors rich, educated families - Washington Post (blog) | Education in America | Scoop.it
These four charts show how the SAT favors rich, educated families Washington Post (blog) Students from families earning more than $200,000 a year average a combined score of 1,714, while students from families earning under $20,000 a year average a...
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The correlation between wealth and high SAT scores in America

 

This article shows how wealth directly correlates to higher SAT sores.  This article shows four different sets of data that show how more privileged families reach a higher level of achievement when taking the SAT.  The people in this article are showing that families with more money and that have a higher education tend to have kids that get higher SAT scores than families with less privilege.  I think that this article demonstrates that there is an illusion of being able to achieve anything in America.  This data clearly demonstrates that children born into more privileged homes have a greater opportunity to achieve higher test scores.  Higher test scores give them greater opportunities in life and perpetuate the SAT achievement gap between children of families with different levels of wealth and education.