not be possible if schools were only teaching what was needed for students to succeed in simple jobs. Technology is complicated and creating new technology involves creativity and critical thinking. These skills are critical for any job and schools need to teach them. Because lower and middle class students are creating new technology, it proves that all schools are teaching these skills. Because all schools are teaching the same skills, every student, whether poor or rich, are given the same tools to succeed in the world. Success is determined by how these students choose to use these tools.
Underwood 5 Today the American dream is still alive and children can better their life through education. Education is the number one thing that can change a person’s life for the better. There will alway be some people that disagree and believe that schools are hindering students but these people are needed. It is the nonbelievers that make sure schools stay on track and continue to give students a good education. While the worry of today’s students not receiving an equal education is not a big concern, this issue should be watched to make sure every student is offered an equal education and an equal chance for a good future. Works Cited Anyon, Jean. “Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work.” Journal of Education 162.1 (1980): 6792. Print. Deane, Michael. "From Poverty To Power: Celebrities Who Started With Nothing." Investopedia . N.p., 25 Mar. 2010. Web. 04 Dec. 2013 Frank, Robert. “Living it: Tim Blixseth.” Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing . 8 th ed. Eds. Gary Colombo et al. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2010. Print. Gatto, John. “Against School.” Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing . 8 th ed. Eds. Gary Colombo et al. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2010. Print. Muijs, Daniel, Alma Harris, Christopher Chapman, Louise Stroll, and Jennifer Russ. Improving Schools in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Areas – A Review of Research Evidence . 2nd ed. Vol. 15. N.p.: Taylor & Francis, 2004. Print. School Effectiveness and School Improvement.
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