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Date published: 2010/10/30

The BBC says:

Parents who push their children to work hard at school have a bigger impact on their child's academic success than their teachers, research suggests.

The effort a parent puts into ensuring their child buckles down to schoolwork has a greater impact than that put in by the child or the school, it says.

It is unbelievable that the UK government wastes money paying for this kind of trivial and unimportant research. Even if the researchers have quantified this effect, it is totally irrelevant. The government should stop funding this kind of pseudo-scientific research and instead put the money into proper scientific (and engineering) research.

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