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Economic Inequality in Public Schools: Birth of a New Aristocracy  

US society is now more class stratified than at any time since the Great Depression. Public education, once hailed as the great equalizer, contributes to this problem in multiple ways. We will explore the reasons behind lower educational attainment for those with less socioeconomic privilege, effects of class inequality on society, and strategies for reducing the wealth and income gaps. Rachel David has a BA in sociology, a JD, and an MS in psychology. Rachel has been teaching Gender and Women's Studies at Shoreline CC. Courses include Gender, Violence and Social Change; Gender and Global Justice; and Gender, Race and Class. Rachel's approach to teaching is interactive and interdisciplinary. She believes that education can be liberating and transformational.