Childhood Development

How often do parents help their children with homework?

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How often do parents help their children with homework?

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Main Finding

More parents of minority students than parents of white students reported providing help with homework.

Key Observations

  • More than 40% of parents of black and Hispanic students reported providing help with homework more than 3 times a week.
  • Thirty-four percent of parents of white students reported helping with homework fewer than once a week, compared with 20% of parents of black students and 22% of parents of Hispanic students.
  • Nearly 80% of black and Hispanic parents reported helping with homework at least one day a week, compared with 66% of white parents.