Thanks to Joe Mazza, I just learned about the new Parent and Family Involvement in Education, from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012 report from The U.S. Department of Education.
I might have missed something, but I didn’t find it very interesting or useful.
Except for one result:
One percent of students in grades 6 through 12 had parents who said that they did not expect their child to complete high school
Statistic vary, but many observers believe the number of students who do not graduate from high school is close to 33%.
Does that mean that this report is not worth “the paper it’s printed on,” or does it mean that many parents are in denial, or does it mean that schools are doing a very poor job of communication with families, or is it combination of all these factors? Or is something else going on?
What do you think?