A recent study found that Black and Latino parents check homework significantly more than their White and Asian counterparts. First place for doing something good. We should celebrate, right? However, research actually shows that parental involvement does not always benefit a child academically and may at times hinder their success. Some parents may actually be checking homework too much.
According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, Black (6.3 hours per week) and Latino (6.4 hours per week) students do approximately the same amount of homework per week as their White counterparts (6.8 hours per week). Fulfilling the model minority stereotype, Asian students spend 3.5 more hours on average doing homework per week. At least we dance better, though I don’t know for how long as there are probably more Asian b-boys/b-girls on the planet than there are people in New York City. We also check more homework. The report found that Black (83.1) and Latino (75.6) parents check their children’s homework significantly more than their White (57.2%) or Asian (59%) counterparts. Contrary to popular belief, this may not be a good thing.