Ideal learning conditions produce high achievement test scores.
The school environment greatly influences a student's cognitive development.
Students learn best in a rigid classroom environment.
Disadvantaged youngsters would be best taught by their parents at home.
Teachers of the disadvantaged should be familiar with the social class of their students.
The social class of teachers and students is of little importance.
Teachers should be hired who are from a higher social class than their students.
Teachers often come from a lower social class than their students.
Encouraging students to think critically.
Teachers who are less demanding in working with students.
Giving students less homework.
Discouraging intellectual flexibility in schools.
Lack of awareness.
Persuade the reader of the need for more classroom teachers.
Discuss specific skills that should be taught to high school students.
Explain the nature of critical thinking.
Persuade the reader of the importance of carefully selecting teachers and school curricula.
Student social class
Cause and effect
Generalization and example
Lack of student motivation
Absence of a father in the home
Unfavorable learning conditions in schools