Marx’s Theory on Schools Tending to Teach to Upper Class
Karl Marx’s theory regarding the schools which tend to teach to the biased upper class can be seen as controversial. On the one hand, the modern representation of the upper class can be seen as the representation of capitalism, where the representatives of that class are people who managed to accumulate wealth. In that regard, the financial aspect is more important than the social status. In that regard, it can be said that schools promote success by providing examples of successful people. Accordingly, the promotion of lower-class specialties and professions can be seen as lacking in comparison to upper-class positions.
The example of such an approach can be seen through the promotion of specific institutes and universities and specialties where schools prepare students to join top universities and perhaps link the success of the popularity of the school based on the number of students who manage to join respectable universities and continue their higher education. In that regard, the decision to go to a law school or a medical school is not compared with the decision to have a blue-collar job.
On the other hand, though, the capitalistic approach implies that wealth can be achieved regardless of higher education and profession. Examples of successful people who did not finish their education are used to indicate that the direction chosen in education does not limit the person’s opportunities to be successful. However, if considering the promotion of individualistic values and competitiveness as a promotion of the upper class, then Karl Marx’s theory is more true than false.