Education Report Roundup

Children of Immigrants May Lack Help at Home

By Mary Ann Zehr — October 12, 2004 1 min read

“Children of Immigrant Families” is available online from The Future of Children.

One-fourth of children of immigrant parents don’t have someone in their households age 14 or older who speaks English well, a report concludes.

Published by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation as part of its Future of Children series, the study also found that in many immigrant families, parents tend to have low levels of educational attainment. As a consequence, they have trouble helping their children with homework as well as communicating with teachers. The report recommends several policies to tackle these problems.