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And other insights from a ground-breaking study of how parents impact children’s academic achievement

In April of 2014, Dana Goldstein examined whether or not a parent’s participation in schooling had an effect on a child’s studies. “Most measurable forms of parental involvement seem to yield few academic dividends for kids, or even to backfire—regardless of a parent’s race, class, or level of education,” she wrote.