All of these curriculums should be the same. If we aren’t allowing the students in theworking-class to learn as much as students are in the executive-elite schools, then not every kidhas the same chance at going far with their education. I don’t think it’s fair if we punish childrenfor where they live and don’t give them the same opportunities in their education as the childrenwho live in the “rich” parts of the states. I learned a lot while I was writing my paper in highschool about the different educations and from our discussion about Anyon’s writing. Schoolsget funds from taxes. If you live in a nicer area the taxes are higher. That means that the schoolsin those areas are getting more money for their school. I know it must be hard to find funding for the lower-class schools, but every kid deserves a right to the same education as everyone else. Iunderstand that the private schools get a lot of money because they are expensive, but the publicschools should be teaching to similar curriculums so that all the students can get into college andmake a career with their lives.While I was reading Anyon’s article, I wondered about the other influences that students’have when going to school. What if the kids’ parents don’t care about their education so soonenough the students won’t care about their education. Other factors like what goes on after school before the kids go home might be an influence.
Anyon states that, “One could attempt toidentify physical, educational, cultural, and interpersonal characteristics of the environment of each school that might contribute to an empirical explanation of the events and interactions”(246). I think Anyon is saying that there probably are other factors that need to be looked onwhen looking at different schools in different social classes because other things could influencethe work in the schools. We talked in class about how the parents could be influences their childto either do their work or not do their work. The lower class schools usually are in areas wherethe parents don’t have the best job so they can’t afford a nicer place to live. The parents mightnot have done well in school so they aren’t encouraging their children to try and do well in