College Outsourced? The Family-University Partnership and Its Costs

College Outsourced? The Family-University Partnership and Its Costs

First Aired: 6/27/2016

Length: 68 minutes


Are involved college parents good for universities?
 
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Involved college parents—frequently referred to as helicopters—are often derided as pesky interlopers who micromanage their children’s lives and make excessive demands on school decision makers. Laura Hamilton, Associate Professor of Sociology at UC Merced, discusses if these parents damage their children and burden universities or if they are a benefit.
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