According to common sense, being a good student is to not challenge your view of the world in a learning environment. That a student is meant to think and act in specific ways; and if they regurgitate what the teacher has said and what they are told to read, they will do well on exams. Kumashiro referred to this as “meeting standards.” This does not allow any critical thinking or reflection of the individual. Not only that, what the students are being taught in school is the “common sense” view that supports a socially constructed society which supports the white, heteronormative, able bodied person. As stated in Chapter 2, Kumashiro talks about how this environment is not learning at all. It makes it impossible to see the oppression and inequities that we are not only being taught in school, but what we have learned outside of school. It proposes that the “common sense” view is the only view that really matters and continues to allow the student to remain sedentary, if you will, in their “knowledge” base, which only continues to perpetuate the stereotypes and view that differences are a negative thing.