Study shows parents overestimate their student’s academic progress
Correction: A graphic in this story says that 30% of 8th graders in Houston were proficient at reading. The correct number is 58%. We regret the error.
Research shows the vast majority of K-12 parents believe their kids are performing at their grade level when they’re not. To better understand the parent perception gap and how to close it, Amna Nawaz spoke with two former secretaries of education, Arne Duncan, who was secretary during the Obama administration, and Margaret Spellings who served under President George W. Bush.
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