I was surprised to learn, upon browsing through a recent edition of the Digest of Education Statistics, that parental involvement in their children’s educations has been steadily increasing for a decade. And it has been true across all ethnic and income classes as well. To cite one example, in 1999, 36.8% of all children had a parent volunteer at their schools. In 2007 that share rose to 46.4%. And while, for example, those participation rates are lower for poorer families, they too have been on the rise. For example, in families earning less than $25,000 about 20% of children had parents that volunteered in 1999, that share rose to near 28% in 2007.