Children from lower middle, working, & lower socioeconomic backgrounds. The odds are severely stacked against them from birth in terms of achieving anything educationally or socioeconomically. Children from lower middle, working, & lower class backgrounds will have worse educational opportunities than their counterparts in solidly middle, upper middle, & upper class households. Because these children have monies for the rudiments & nothing else, they won't have the intellectual &/or cultural exposure that would put them on an equal academic/educational parity as their more socioeconomically affluent counterparts.
Children from lower middle, working, & lower classes oftentimes go to inferior schools where they will receive a second-rate education. This will put them behind regarding achievement & other types of testing. This puts them at a disadvantage if they are intend to apply for college. Also the home atmosphere of such children will put them at a further disadvantage. Lower middle, working, & lower class parents don't believe in the importance of education, especially higher education & having a career. Such parents only believe in the most rudimentary, basic level of education in order to get a job w/security, nothing more, nothing less. These parents even believe that further education & a career is totally out of the purview of their children so they discourage their children from having college & career aspirations. They are not about to do anything possible in order to help their children pursue tertiary & other advanced forms of education & a career.
Lower middle, working, & lower class children do not have the networking access to careers that their solidly middle, upper middle, & upper class counterparts do. While solidly middle, upper middle, & upper class children have connection through friends, associates, & family, lower middle, working, & lower class children don't so the latter miss out on career opportunities. Socioeconomic class is the main determinant as to whether a child will be educated or not & successful or not, no matter how brilliant, prodigious, &/or smart the lower middle, working, &/or lower class child is, h/she will never go as far as a solidly middle, upper middle, &/or upper class child no matter how mediocre that child is. Socioeconomic class trumps even intelligence as to the level of education & success a child will eventually achieve.