Do Parents Matter?

December 14, 2005 1 min read

A recent study of low-income schools in California raised some eyebrows by concluding that, when it comes to student achievement, parental involvement is less important than a number of school-based instructional factors.

What’s your view? How crucial is parental engagement to school success? How constructive are school efforts to increase parental involvement? What are the most effective ways to improve student learning?

A version of this news article first appeared in the Teacher Talkback blog.