Watch the movie “Waiting for Superman” (2010). It is available on Netflix and can be found in some Redbox locations. After watching the movie tie in concepts from the chapter on education to the movie. Make sure to answer the following questions.
1. Define education and discuss America’s education system from a Structural Functionalist perspective. Use examples from the movie to explain how our education system can promote social mobility.
2. Discuss America’s education system from a Conflict perspective. Use examples from the movie to explain how our education system creates inequality. Make sure to discuss how schools are funded.
3. Discuss the inequality that exists between races and their education. How is this inequality reflected in the movie?
4. What are the major obstacles facing America’s school systems today. Make sure to address material from the movie.
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