Research has long pointed to socioeconomic indicators as reasons for or against student achievement. Recently, however, researchers have begun to argue that there is a bigger factor to consider: the student’s home environment. More important than income, is the need for parent support. The greater the parent support, the greater the student success; no matter the income of the family. Yes, socioeconomics matter, but a strong home environment will most likely trump lack of income.
A recent TBO.com article supports this notion and offers local options to families in the Hillsborough County School District. Read the full article here.