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ERIC Number: ED454967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Tell Your Children It Pays To Study Hard!
Center on Education Policy, Washington, DC.
Noting that many students do just enough schoolwork to get by and fail to see the connection between learning in school and success in adult life, this brochure encourages parents to explain the benefits of studying hard to their children. The brochure contains facts parents can use to explain the benefits to their children and suggests things that parents and other adults can do to encourage student achievement. Facts supporting studying efforts include the relationship between years of education and money earned as adults, the need for a good education to compete in the global job market, the relationship between skills and future earnings, and the importance of taking challenging courses in high school. Suggestions for parents and other adults include: (1) encouraging children to take challenging courses in middle and high school; (2) making clear that school is the number one priority for young people; (3) examining one's own beliefs about achievement and the messages sent to students; (4) encouraging and supervising children's studies at home; (5) becoming involved with teens' school activities; and (6) helping to create a society that values academic achievement. The brochure concludes with a message to students. (KB)
Center on Education Policy, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 619, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-822-8065; Fax: 202-822-6008; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center on Education Policy, Washington, DC.