How much of a student's success is a result of the school and how much because of family and environment?
While it's true that schools have a hand in a child's performance, parents also play a huge role.
Studies show that regardless of race/ethnicity, class, or parents' level of education, there is a strong correlation between family involvement and a student's success. Children whose parents are involved have higher grades and test scores, better school attendance, increased motivation and decreased use of drugs and alcohol.
What are ways parents can boost their child's potential?
Gail Saltz, MD, discusses the importance of a positive family environment and how it plays a role in children's success at school.