Study: Church and married parents makes graduation more likely
TYLER — Reports say kids who have a strong church and family background are more likely to finish school.
A study shows 93 percent of kids who grew up with two married parents and worship on a weekly basis receive a high school degree.
To break it down further, the same study showed only 68 percent of students from all other family structures who never attend church received a diploma.
Green Acres Baptist Church Senior Associate Pastor Ken Warren says it's the stability of those two factors he thinks contributes to these results.
" I would like to say as a person of (church) staff that going to church would assure your high school graduation, but I don't think that's what it says," Warren said. "I think what it says is, a child from a family who is stable and has values is more likely to succeed."
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