Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Is parental involvement overrated?

Studies show that parental involvement may not be as helpful as other were led to believe. Depending on racial and ethnic backgrounds. I don't exactly believe with these studies though. Just from what I've seen it seems like students whose parents parent actively involved in their schooling just slack off and don't do what is best for them. I do agree on some parts that if a parent pushes a student too hard it becomes more of a burden than supportive and helpful. Also on the fact that parents who ask their kids how school was on a regular basis seem to do better on different subjects, I think that is more of a ethical view than an actual statistic. Asians have almost always been superior in math and science regardless of their parents asking how their day was or not. As for Caucasians they have been stronger in English and Literature than others. For me to really believe and respect the statistics shown in this article id like to see a much larger study all around the world or at least more around the United States instead of a few select areas where the College is large enough to take part in such a study. With my experience having a supporting parent who is involved in my schooling has been great and i dont know where i would be going next year (as a four year, jc, or just no more education) The article: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/12/parental-involvement-is-overrated/?_php=true&_type=blogs&smid=pl-share&_r=0 was a good start but id love to see a larger study.

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