Summary: Unit Three Freakonomics Response

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Unit Three Freakonomics Response Chapter 5 of the book Freakonomics addresses what the possible reasons that make a child do well on standardized testing. The options are, what a parent does for a child or what a parent is. The answers are somewhat surprising. They also make me feel a little better. The question is regarding the ECLS (Early Childhood Longitudinal Study) data that was collected through children and their parents through the U.S. Department of Education in the late 1990’s. The study consisted of twenty thousand children from kindergarten through fifth grade across the country. (Levitt, Dubner 2005) The survey took into account everything from race, gender and family structure to whether or not the parents spank their children,
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