Would You Want Your Parents to Know?

A new experiment at Harvard’s Student Social Support R&D Lab indicates that students in a summer program did better when their parents received a weekly one-sentence about their children’s performance.  The study used a randomize experimental design with students in an urban school district.


What do you think the causal mechanism for this effect was?

Do you believe it is ethical to experiment on students in this way?  Why or why not?

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