我在不同的国家上过两所高中，这帮助我获得了新的视角。最初，我在中国的一所经济背景较低的学校接受教育，在那里我的表现明显较差。当我搬到美国后，我发现那里的表现更好。我曾就读于加州阿拉米达市的Encinal高中，在2010年的年度报告中，我的参与率达到了98%。报告还显示，学生的数学参与率为97%，高于平均水平(“Encial High School”)。尽管我在中国学校是同一个人，但我在原来的高中表现很好。这直接是因为中国学校缺乏老师的支持和知识。这是数学成绩较差的主要原因。这种经历可以归因于Jean Ayon的研究，他在研究中声称工人阶级的学生被教导要有侵略性。他认为，这样的学生发展出了“抵抗”的技能，类似于导致努力的负增长。
I have attended two high schools in different countries, and this has helped me gain perspective. Initially, I received my education in China at a lower economic background school where my performance was significantly lower. When I moved to America, there was better performance that was observed. I had studied at the Encinal High School located in Alameda, CA. This shows 98% participation rate in the 2010 Adequate Yearly Report. The report also indicates student’s 97% math participation rate which is above average (“Encial High School”). I performed fine in the Encinal High School, despite being the same person in the Chinese School. This was directly because of the lack of support and knowledge of teachers at the Chinese school. This was the main reason for the lower performance in Mathematics. This experience can be attributed to the argument made by Jean Ayon’s study in which he claimed that students who belonged to working-class were taught to be aggressive. He argued that such students develop skills of “resistance” similar leading to negative spiraling of efforts.
From a personal standpoint, the actions of teachers at the Chinese school were found to be intrusive. They shared private details and the scholars’ details of other students with non related members. This in general reduced the morale of the students who did not perform well. In contrast to this in the Alameda School, there was a general improvement in all the results. This was due to the presence of skilled and educated teachers who belonged either to the middle or to the high elite-class. This academic improvement at the Ecninal High School was an achievement of owing to the supportive teachers. There is a difference observed when high-qualified and empathetic teachers teach a class. There was a general egalitarianism that was observed in Encinal High School and everyone was allowed to have a certain level of freedom to be there selves. Another issue was the high number of students enrolled per class in the Chinese schools. It was observed that sixty to seventy students were forced to sit in a single class. This makes it impossible for the teachers to provide individual attention to every student of the class.