If you’re interested in learning more about parental influence on a student’s education, look no further!  I have compiled many sources that claim that student disengagement stems from three main sources: lack of student motivation, a teacher’s leadership style, and community involvement.  Vitruvius focuses on the community aspect outside of the classroom, specifically the importance of parental involvement.  In this post, you’ll find strong support for the positive correlation between parental involvement and student success in the classroom.  For example, many minority groups that perform worse academically have higher poverty rates and low parental involvement rates.  In addition, you’ll find an thorough description of a positively involved parent, and how that can increase student aspiration and success.  I encourage you to take the time to read through other posts by Vitruvius as well, such as one on how different parenting styles affect student performance.