Parents'1 educational attainment has been identified as one of several factors positively related to children's academic achievement and socioeconomic levels (Grissmer et al. 1994; Grissmer et al. 2000). In 2007, a larger percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native children ages 6–18 had mothers who had attained a high school education (84 percent) than Hispanic children of the same age (60 percent). On the other hand, the percentage of American Indians/ Alaska Natives was lower than the percentage for White children of the same age (95 percent). A higher percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native than Hispanic children had fathers who had attained at least a high school education (90 percent vs. 59 percent). No measurable differences were observed between the percentage of American Indians/Alaska Natives having mothers or fathers who had completed high school compared to Black, Pacific Islander, or Asian children.
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