The Role Of Family In Good Education Is Really Important: James Heckman

August 5, 2014

Professor James J Heckman, Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, University of Chicago, says parents of children attending private schools are highly motivated and want to see their kids succeed. For example, in the United States now, we have many children from Mexican-American families and for whatever reason, the value placed on education is much lower. It is not uncommon to allow their children to drop out of school. They see the role of their child as following them, as doing certain kind of manual labour. They don't have any aspirations, maybe because they think there is no chance for their children in other occupations. Hence, a part of the whole notion has been to educate those parents about the value of higher education. 

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