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Table 77. -  Percent of public school students who reported various levels of parental/guardian involvement in their education, by selected student characteristics: 1997
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                              |     Parental level of involvement
                              |_________________________________________
                              |        |         |             | Not at
   Student characteristics    | Very   |Somewhat |  Not very   |  all
                              |  in-   |   in-   |     in-     |  in-
                              | volved | volved  |   volved    | volved
______________________________|________|_________|_____________|________
              1               |   2    |    3    |      4      |   5
______________________________|________|_________|_____________|________
Total                         |     40 |      43 |          11 |      4
                              |________|_________|_____________|________
Race/ethnicity                |        |         |             |
   White......................|     37 |      45 |          13 |      3
   Black......................|     56 |      35 |           7 |      1
   Hispanic...................|     41 |      40 |          10 |      8
Poverty level                 |        |         |             |
   Not enough/just enough     |        |         |             |
     money for basics.........|     32 |      45 |          14 |      8
   More than enough money     |        |         |             |
     for basics...............|     43 |      43 |          11 |      2
At least one parent with      |        |         |             |
   college degree             |        |         |             |
   Yes........................|     47 |      42 |           7 |      3
   No.........................|     35 |      45 |          14 |      4
School level                  |        |         |             |
   Grades 7-8.................|     46 |      39 |          10 |      3
   Grades 9-12................|     37 |      45 |          12 |      4
Student's grades              |        |         |             |
   Mostly A/B.................|     44 |      43 |           9 |      3
   Mostly B/C.................|     39 |      43 |          13 |      4
   Worse than C...............|     25 |      44 |          19 |      6
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SOURCE: Metropolitan Life/Louis Harris Associates, Inc., The Metropolitan Life Survey of The American Teacher, 1998. "Building Family-School Partnerships: Views of Teachers and Students." (This table was prepared September 1998.)


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