Socioeconomi Language Arts Analysis

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Furthermore, as a result of pre-established class differences not everyone has an equal chance to succeed. The top 1 percent are getting significantly wealthier, compared to the middle fifth of the population; between 1979 and 2003 the real income of the wealthy increased by an enormous 111 percent compared to that of the middle fifth’s which only rose a meager 9 percent. Although as common sense as it may seem that the rich have a higher chance than the poor to become richer, the method through which this is achieved may not be. America’s educational system may be perceived as one of the only factors that is constant amongst classes, a closer look at this deems it to be actually capricious in nature. Anyon who studied the implications of education in relation to …show more content…
The executive elite language arts teacher put it best, ‘It is not enough to get these right on tests; you must use what you learn in your written and oral work’ (Anyon 167-177). These vast discrepancies in the pedagogies taught to students shed reality on the first myth Mantsios mentioned, in which, “we are all equal in the eyes of the law, and such basic needs as health care and education are provided to all regardless of economic standing” (283). Education, indeed is provided but not on the same plane as it should. The school system is not broken. In fact it is performing exactly the way its supposed to according to John Taylor Gatto who claims in his piece, “Against School”, that compulsory schooling seeks to standardize and create a homogenous population. Referring to schools as “laboratories of experimentation on young minds” and “drill centers for the habits and attitudes that corporate society demands” (Gatto 149). Alexander Inglis, breaks down the purpose of schooling into six different functions, first of which is the adaptive function, that serves to develop fixed habits of reaction to

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