Study: Parental generosity tied to lower student grades
01/15/2013 12:00 AM
01/14/2013 11:02 PM
A new national study has found that the more college money parents provide – whether in absolute terms or as a share of total costs – the lower their children's college grades.
"More Is More or More Is Less? Parent Financial Investments During College," by Laura Hamilton, a University of California, Merced, sociology professor, found greater parental contributions linked with lower grades across all kinds of four-year institutions. She suggested that students who get a blank parental check may not take their education as seriously as others.
– New York Times
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