Class correlates with education in a number of ways

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Class correlates with education in a number of ways. Since education is community based, class determines the quality of teachers and curriculum. Teachers have middle class backgrounds and, therefore, work better with students "like themselves." The importance of education receives greater emphasis in upper classes, therefore, children of the upper classes are more likely to attend college. 1970 Educational levels Upper class 88 percent attend college Lower middle 64 percent attend college Upper working 40 percent attend college Lower working 15 percent attend college (Data from Charon, 333:1986) Political Behavior and Attitudes
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Unformatted text preview: People who occupy higher class positions tend to act in their class interests by voting while people from lower levels of society do not. The following material on voting patterns addresses the 1972 Presidential election (see Charon, 333:1986). Comparison of voting patterns with education levels 47 percent of those with an elementary school education or less voted. 61 percent of those with a high school education voted 79 percent of the college educated voted Comparison of voting turnouts with employment status 50 percent of the unemployed voted...
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