I’ve been a little skeptical about the effort in Providence to have children wear clothes with built-in audio recorders to county the number of words heard at home (you can see those pieces at The Best Resources For Learning About The “Word Gap”).
NPR just ran a piece on it titled Efforts To Close The Achievement Gap In Kids Start At Home.
I’m still skeptical, but would be happy to be proven wrong.
So are you saying that there in no correlation between parental involvement and children’s attainment in school?
I’m not really clear why you would ask that question. I am clear in the post that I’m skeptical about the Providence program. Since I write a blog about engaging parents, I certainly believe in the importance of parent involvement.