Families & the Community

How Differences in Parents’ Income Play Out in Schools (Video)

By Mike Bock — May 22, 2017 1 min read

Does a parents’ income affect the way they get involved with their child’s school?

Parents who earn $75,000 a year are more likely than parents at the low end of the income scale to volunteer in school, attend school meetings, or move so that their children can attend a better school, according to data gathered by the Education Week Research Center.

In this video, Education Week‘s Sarah D. Sparks describes how differences in parent involvement can contribute to hidden disparities that are easy for schools to overlook but hard for poor families to overcome.


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