Inequity in Resources for Cognitive Development: Examining the Bay Area


by : 
Sally L.


There is a dispute over the relative importance of nature and nurture in the development of defining traits; one thing, however, has been consistently shown through research: the environment, or nurture, of a child, plays a significant factor in their development. Educational inequity, at least partly, stems from these environmental differences, especially the accessibility to cognitively stimulating resources at a young age. In order to determine the best next step in alleviating this issue in the Bay Area, it is necessary first to acknowledge and understand the degree of educational inequity in the area. This recognition will motivate people to implement greater equity in educational opportunities by addressing the differences found.