Underwood 1Laurel UnderwoodProfessor HerbENG 1096 October 2013Hard Work vs School’s Expectation: What Decides a Student’s FutureThe pilgrims landed on American soil about 100 years before the country was founded.They came in families and in these families there were many children. Because of the children,schools were needed to educate these young minds. Ever since schools were built, controversyhas been wrapped around them. Recently, people have been asking what do their students getout of school. A research project by Muijs, Harris, Chapman, Stroll, and Russ was completed onschool curriculum. This study proved that not every school offers the same level of education asothers (Muijs). Many people see a connection between low income families and poorperforming schools. This information raises the question of do schools give different educationto select students of a certain income level that would push them towards jobs which would keepthe student in the same class system as their parents? While many people argue that today’sstudents have their future picked out for them by their schools, in reality school do not placestudents on a track for their future based on socioeconomic background but that if students workhard enough or are lucky enough they can choose their own future.While some people believe in the abilities of fortune tellers, others believe that schoolshave the ability to influence the future of children. A prevalent one of these “others” is JeanAnyon. She is the author of the articleSocial Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work. In herarticle she writes about observations she made in five different schools. Two schools were
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