Your family is the most important part of who you are. Your family is there for emotional support. The family is where we acquire our specific social position in society. If your family is rich then you are in a different social class than if they are middle class or poor. I think that families today are not as strong as they used to be. My family life has changed a lot in my lifetime. I went from having a father and all his side of the family to not having it. My mom's side of the family is very small. Even though we are a small family we aren't very close to one another. In fact, I am closer to people who aren't even kin to me. But from reading the book and what it says about my type of family I should not even be in school. I should not even care about anything because I was born into a poor family and I should think it will always be that way. I don't think like that and never will. I do think that most offspring of a poor family will stay that way because they don't want to try for anything better.
School plays a huge role in the social development of children. It doesn't matter what background they come from they will be taught all the same things. School teaches kids to be a productive member of society. School is a means to experience different cultures within our society.
School hasn't changed for me in the course of my life. It has always been important to finish and to go to college. That is instilled in children from day one. I guess back when my parents and grandparents went to school it wasn't a big deal to have a diploma you could get a good job as long as you showed that you were smart enough. I know a lot of people are engineers but never even went to college. Now, its like you can't even work at McDonalds without a high school diploma. Society tells us that we aren't worth their time unless we have a degree. There are plenty of times