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It is also fitting to recognize the scale
of educational achievement that is necessary to alleviate long-held tension in
the society. The competition for scarce resources puts the vulnerable members
of the society at odds with social development, particularly when they lock
avenues to improve their social welfare for the better. The recognition of the
inevitability of these educational reforms indicates that the society is not
ready for change but needs it to survive and succeed against all the odds. It
is these conditions that will safeguard everyone’s opportunity to excel and
surpass the gains made by similar members of the past. The dissolution of these
critical ceilings will go a long way in improving the chances of socioeconmic development, which in turn assures
the country of sustained success when compared to its developed counterparts.
Such efforts indicate that all is not well with the society and leaders that
persist with dogmatic public reforms in the long-run.
Picturing the worrying trend will extend
knowledge regarding social improvement policies and also make it difficult for
social interaction. The possibility of improving their situation for the better
is enhanced by proactive changes to the society and not through institution
radical reforms in the public sector. Such a scene makes sense because
inequality will still prevalent the society with the sustained discrimination
or the typical glass ceilings that are prevalent in the working world
(Bruckmüller et al., 2014). What is the point of educating the girl child if
she also lacks the opportunity to access finance and employment opportunities?
Providing all around social benefits will change the overall perspective and
improve the chances of social and occupational mobility cross the board.
It is worth noting that providing educational opportunities
to minorities also goes a long way in limiting their interaction as they depend
on such conditions to relate with one another.
The authors highlight the social problem that is not solved
by radical public sector policies but rather a marked shift in ideologies.
Accomplishing educational achievements is not a lone effort, requiring input
from a wide variety of stakeholders (Woolcock & Narayan, 2000). It is these
conditions that will change the social for the better instead of the better instead
relying on pipe dreams that were only chosen since they resonate with the
general public. Uplifting the fate of minority groups is a preserve of the
society and not political agents. It is for this reason why people would rather
join forces and develop crowdsourcing initiatives
after realizing that the big picture is only changed by individual effort. Such
a scene implies that improving equality is not up to laws, statutes, and
policies but rather an ideological change that praises human accomplishments from all corners of the
Asking members of the public to look after their own will
produce slightly better returns on investment, making individuals take advantage
of extended networks that are crucial in socioeconomic development. Such
concerns make sense depending on public sector reforms also depends on
individuals, in this case, stakeholders such as teachers and administrators. The enforcement of these
regulatory changes is not motivated by social development but rather depends on
the enforcement capacity of public agencies. It is these conditions that should
have changed the social scene for the better and concentrate on utilitarian
concepts that bring benefits to a majority of the population.
The promise of social development is only achieved when
individuals change their viewpoints regarding other members of society,
improving their chances of all-round success (House, 2002). It is these
conditions that will change the future outlook of all members of the public
rather than rely on bureaucratic reforms that are designed for the masses.
Individuals understand their unique plight that is not covered by radical
changes to the education system or curricular. When members of the society are
encouraged to see each other as one, they will strive to improve their
all-round prospects of succeeding in the hectic social environment.
The authors’ decision to highlight this social problem stems
from the historical failures of providing educational opportunity although
little has been put forward regarding the long-term solutions to social
inequality (Mickelson & Smith, 1998). Such questions make sense considering
the wave of political opposition to issues such as immigration and crime that
are a result of global inequality. The authors have understood that the concept
of equality is changing according to
demographic changes in future. The typical roles and stereotypes of the current
generation are somewhat different than their predecessor, changing their
attitudes about equality in the long-run.
The success of a society is influenced by individual members,
provided they are given adequate opportunities
to excel. Educational opportunities offered to these individuals increase not
only their standing but also raise their economic prospects. Such conditions
increase the chances of social development not only in America but also around
the world. The authors reiterate that the major educational reforms have
brought mixed fortunes for vulnerable members of the population, especially
those coming from minority backgrounds. Such scenes imply that social
development is not as easy as it sounds or the educational policies do not
resonate with the target focus group.
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