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.

http://www.hks.harvard.edu/news-events/news/articles/boosting-student-performance-through-regular-communication

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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