Feelings depend on how an individual is judged by others, school is crucial in judgement. Dominated by the "middle class measuring rod". E.g. fluency, academic intelligence and attainment, high aspirations, capacity for deferred gratification, neatness, cleanliness. Values apply throughout the USA and are applied equally to all groups. Not all equally equipped to achieve these goals so lower class children experience failure and humiliations. The result = "Status Frustration"