found that in Affluent Professional schools students work independently and are taught how to³express and apply ideas and concepts´ (238). Finally, Anyon found that in Executive Eliteschools the teachers teach their students how to ³develop one¶s analytical intellectual powers´(242). They are taught how to problem solve and use that knowledge with any problem theyhave.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 ³rich´ 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. I know it must be hard to find funding for the lower-classschools, but every kid deserves a right to the same education as everyone else. I understand thatthe private schools get a lot of money because they are expensive, but the public schools should be teaching to similar curriculums so that all the students can get into college and make 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? Do students have a place to go after schoolif their parents work or are they just hanging around doing nothing?
Anyon states that, ³Onecould attempt to identify physical, educational, cultural, and interpersonal characteristics of theenvironment of each school that might contribute to an empirical explanation of the events and