The Impact Of Parental Involvement On Education

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Can you believe, “30 years ago, America was the leader in quantity and quality of high school diplomas. Today, our nation is ranked 36th in the world.” Although lack of education is a serious problem caused by state budget cuts, poverty, and living environments, it can be improved by providing public schools with more money, parental involvement, and by having prepared and educated teachers. According to Do Something , “Dropout rates of 16 to 24 year old students who come from low income families are seven times more likely to drop out than those from families with higher incomes.”As a whole, everyone can do so many things to help this problem, and help the future of the students become brighter. By taking action the world can improve tremendously …show more content…
In 2007, 89 percent of students in Kindergarten through 12th grade had parents who went to a general school meeting, compared with 78% in 1999. (Parental Involvement In Schools). It is amazing that parents are becoming more involved with their students futures and it is making a huge difference in the well being of their students. In 2003, two-thirds of teachers surveyed believed that their students would perform better in school if their parents were more involved with their child’s education (Dervarics). Since parents are more involved with their students schooling, it can motivate the student to achieve goals and do better in school. As well as, prepare the student for college and life after. Since students will sort of feel a push to do better in school, their work will show all of the effort put into it . Since researchers found that this outreach lead to improved students achievement in reading and math...high levels of reported parent outreach, test scores increased at a 40% higher rate compared to schools with low levels of outreach (Dervarics). Parental outreach truly motivates students to do their best because their parents are showing their support and that doing well in school is something important to life. Even though things can be hard at home,” 27% of children living at or below the poverty line still had parents who made the time to volunteer at their child’s school.” (Parental Involvement in Schools).There should be absolutely no excuse in making an effort in education, especially if it is for the future of the

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