What are the differences between the schools discussed in the podcast?

Prompt:

What are the differences between the schools discussed in the podcast? Why do you think Melanie responded so strongly to the visit to the affluent high school? What were some of the challenges faced by Jonathon when he went to college? What do we learn from this story?

The prompt is designed to inspire and steer your discussion post. You are expected to address the spirit of the prompt rather than develop a point by point response. The prompt is not an exam question.