A traditional classroom could consist of approximately 25 students and a teacher. This is the standard practice in American schools. In fact, schools in the U.S have grading systems, class periods, rules, and prescribed curriculums. These practices are influenced by the dominant culture as well as the teacher. Maria E. Reyes-Blanes and Ann P. Daunic believe this affects students’ performance academically and socially and reaffirms a dominant culture's values.