Another reason they think they underachieve is because they have a bad culture and therefore go to school at a disadvantage. The middle class children who do have good culture are therefore at an advantage as they have acquired skills such as the ability to grasp, analyse and express abstract ideas. Going to theatres and watching plays like Shakespeare would mean that in school during English you would be at a greater advantage, because the working class can’t afford going to theatres they’re children are at a disadvantage when they go to school. However the school often tends to show the students the movie of whatever they are reading so that they can have a better understanding and if they don’t the teachers always tell you that you can watch it in your free time. Therefore the lack of culture capital should not be an issue regarding the working class underachieving in school.
A third reason for why it is believed the working class underachieve is because of housing, living in an overcrowded house may interrupt the pupil’s ability to study. If they have to share their room then it can mean that the other persons could be disrupting their work by making too much noise and