Jean Anyon的研究也重申了教师的这些行为。他指出，工人阶级是下层阶级，“也主要是机械的，死记硬背的工作，没有给予更大的解释或与大环境的联系”（Anyon 142）。工人阶级的学校并没有把重点放在教育质量上，而是为了“机械的死记硬背”而准备学生（Anyon 142）。这样的工作降低了人的规划能力和创造力，反过来降低了未来的工业绩效。这种低质量的教育文化的原因是教师和管理人员没有受过教育的家庭背景。老百姓上学后要立即上班，这也反映在老师面前。职业学校之后，迈克·罗斯的父亲去世了，这使他独自一人。在此期间，一位名叫杰克·麦克法兰（Jack MacFarland）的新老师开始在他的高级班教英语。迈克说：“杰克·麦克法兰不可能在更好的时候进入我的生活”（Rose 131）。迈克非常钦佩他，因为他真诚关心他的学生，并激励他们努力工作。迈克因为麦克法兰的激情，觉得自己的学校很有意思，也很有教育意义。相反，这位新老师被其他同学认为是古怪怪异的。最终，麦克法兰影响迈克追求进一步的教育经验。由于麦克法兰的努力和支持，麦克最终上了大学。麦克法兰获得了大学开支的贷款。迈克“如果没有它，永远不可能有私立大学”（Rose 133）。学院协助罗斯找到他，并为他的世界培养他。
These behaviors of teachers are also reiterated in Jean Anyon’s study. He stated that the working class, which is lower class, “is also largely mechanical, rote work that was given little explanation or connection to larger contexts” (Anyon 142). Rather than focusing on quality of education, the schools of working class prepared their students for “mechanical rote work” (Anyon 142). Such works reduced the human ability of planning and creativity, which in turn degraded the future industrial performance. The reason for such low-quality educational culture is the uneducated family background of teachers and administrators. The people wanted immediate work after their education and this was reflected by the teachers as well. After vocational school, Mike Rose’s father passed away which was causing him to be alone. During this time, a new teacher named Jack MacFarland started teaching English in his Senior Class. Mike says that “Jack MacFarland could not have come into my life at a better time” (Rose 131). Mike deeply admired him because he honestly cared about his students and motivated them to work hard. Mike found his school years to be interesting and educational owing to the passion of MacFarland. On the contrary, this new teacher was regarded as quirky and eccentric by other students. Eventually, MacFarland influenced Mike to pursue further educational experience. Due to the efforts and support of MacFarland, Mike ended up attending college. MacFarland got a loan for the college expenditure. Mike “could never have afforded a private college without it” (Rose 133). College aided Rose to find him and groom him for the world.