Parent power edged out work ethic, passion, and mentors in a survey of high school academic stars.
Excerpt:"In the survey, parental involvement/influence was rated "very important" to their high school success by 81% of the respondents — slightly more than "personal work ethic" (79%), "finding an activity I was passionate about" (77%) and "a great teacher or mentor" (74%).
For many, those factors were not just very important but intrinsically intertwined. Parents and other mentors — as well as motivated peers — combined to broaden their minds, expose them to opportunities and possibilities, and raise their expectations."
Now the next question is, would those percentages change out in the real world of work?
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