Balancing Equality vs. Excellence Module

The United States has simultaneously struggled to provide truly equal opportunity in education and to also improve the quality of that education. Because of the limitations to funding and trends in society, politics, and economics, we continue to feel tension between these two goals at different points even today. This module discusses some of the major reasons behind this struggle and uses examples from multiple levels of education throughout American history.

Equality vs. Excellence

The United States has simultaneously struggled to provide truly equal opportunity in education and to also improve the quality of that education. Because of the limitations to funding and trends in society, politics, and economics, we continue to feel tension between these two goals at different points even today. This video discusses some of the major reasons behind this struggle.