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Unformatted text preview: 11-06 PG 178 SCHOOLING IN AMERICA: - His notes for movie - There will be 10 questions on the exam on OPEN SCHOOLING The Most important class for controlling education is the Upper Middle Class It is a widely held American belief Equal Starting Points We all start with an equal chance but because of differing abilities and because some of us work hard and others are lazy we end up with a hierarchy of rewards If you accept that Equal Starting Points is true, then there are 2 corollaries 1. Those who have favored positions in society have earned them fairly 2. The notion that those who don't have the position in the social structure that they would like to have, have only themselves to blame Schools are thought to be equalizers School does not further social mobility Rosenthal Effect: What the teacher expect, the student will live up to them Guidance Counselors - Nasty habit of programming kids into a skilled band of followers Discretionary Placement - a child being placed in a class not based on knowledge Elmtown - 5 social classes identified as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 - 1 being the highest class and 5 being the lowest - Kids from class 1 and 2 were those who participated in after school activities ...
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