The Outliers

Author: Kimberly McCreight
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by dvdhnt   2017-09-04
> a higher percentage of private school parents value education and are engaged in their childrens' learning

It's just not true.

Higher income families can afford to take more time off, especially salaried workers, and are often two-parent households. This gives those parents time that hourly-based workers, poor, or single-parent households literally can not afford to spare.

They don't love or "value" their children's education any less, but they are in a situation where being as involved as those more fortunate than them is so much more difficult.

Malcolm Gladwell has written about this -