Schools less important than parents in determining higher ed aspirations

By: | November 18, 2019

A new study shows that the elementary school a child attends has almost no influence on their desire to progress to higher education—as factors including parental aspirations, academic support from their mother and having a desk to work on are much more important.

Published in the journal Educational Studies, the findings of the research looking at 1,000 pupils showed that school and class size, the grade point average of the school and property prices, had little influence on the desire to continue to higher education.

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