Thomas Friedman
How about Better Parents
The study, called "Back to School: How parent involvement affects student achievement," found something "somewhat surprising," wrote Barth: "Parent involvement can take many forms, but only a few of them relate to higher student performance. Of those that work, parental actions that support children's learning at home are most likely to have an impact on academic achievement at school.

But let's stop putting the whole burden on teachers. We also need better parents. Better parents can make every teacher more effective.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/opinion/sunday/friedman-how-about-better-parents.html
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