Posted by: Alexandre Borovik | December 30, 2008

Bad parents ‘widen ability gap’

From BBC:

Poor parenting is the key factor behind the significant gaps in readiness for school between children from low and middle income families, a study says.

Analysis of ability test scores of children in the UK and US showed the poorer their families, the less well prepared they were for school.

But the study found up to half of these differences in the US were due to poor parenting and home environment.

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