The researchers found that “the most effective way of helping children from low-income households to achieve their ambitions is engaging parents in their children’s learning and in their own learning and in providing a range of support for children such as mentoring.”Last weekend I spent the day with my mock trial team improving for next year. I was lucky enough to have the Urbandale High School team tell me some of their success secrets. One secret was that the mothers worked hard to ensure the success of their students. Later that night, my superintendent told me that he thought Catholic schools were so successful because of family support. Now researchers confirm. By the way, Urbandale is not a low-income school district. Parent involvement paves the way to success.
Saturday, May 05, 2012
This quote from Freakonomics: