Monday, July 25, 2011
Chicago Public School’s middle class education model doesn’t work for thousands of CPS students. A middle class education model presumes that students have educated parents that are helping their children prepare for college.
One of the best ways to improve the a CPS high school is to improve the elementary feeder schools. One of the best ways to improve a CPS elementary school is to improve the home life of the students. Now that requires the Chicago Public Schools to institute mandatory parenting classes for all CPS parents.
What do you think?
Useful hints about what matters in parenting.
"If you are smart, hard-working, well educated, well paid and married to someone equally fortunate, then your children are more likely to succeed," write Levitt and Dubner. "(Nor does it hurt, in all likelihood, to be honest, thoughtful, loving, and curious about the world.) But it isn't a matter of what you do as a parent; it's who you are."
Freakonomics': What Makes a Perfect Parent?
By NED POTTER ABC NEWS
Feb. 17, 2006