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It's All The Parents' Fault

Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Via the 2007 Brookings Report "How Well are American Students Learning":

In a 1996 Gallup Poll, parents were asked to pick between the following: their oldest child being a straight-A student with only a few friends and extracurricular activities, or a C student with a lot of friends and extracurricular activities. By a two to one margin, they picked the busy, socially active C student.

I'm coining a new phrase: Parental Malpractice.
Posted by Arbitrista @ 4:16 PM
  • I like that! How, can we sue????

    By Blogger Seeking Solace, at 5:05 PM  
  • hmmm...i gotta say, I really hate this choice. but if you asked me what I'd want for my kids? I really might pick the latter if only because getting straight A's in primary and secondary school is mostly about being obedient.

    By Blogger Anastasia, at 5:39 PM  
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