One characteristic of K-12 education highlighted in this fact sheet from Michigan is “parents of high-achieving students set higher standards.” They go on to say: "Decades of research show that when parents are involved students have:
- · Higher grades, test scores, and graduation rates
- · Better school attendance
- · Increased motivation, better self-esteem
- · Lower rates of suspension
- · Decreased use of drugs and alcohol
- · Fewer instances of violent behavior"