Research has consistently related school effectiveness to parental involvement. Catholic schools in particular have tended to have high levels of parental involvement, more so than public schools. This study measured the opportunities for parental involvement present in private and public schools. While Catholic school parents tend to demonstrate higher levels of parental involvement than public school parents, public schools offer significantly more opportunities for parental involvement than Catholic schools.
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Mulligan, G. M. (2003). Sector Differences in Opportunities for Parental Involvement in the School Context. Journal of Catholic Education, 7 (2). Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/ce/vol7/iss2/7