The Good School

The Good School

How Smart Parents Get Their Kids the Education They Deserve

Book - 2011
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"A book offering smart and sophisticated ways for parents to get informed about their children's education and constructively engage teachers, administrators, and school boards in order to get the education their children deserve"-- Provided by publisher.

McMillan Palgrave

Award-winning education journalist Peg Tyre mines up-to-the-minute research to equip parents with the tools and knowledge necessary to get their children the best education possible

We all know that the quality of education served up to our children in U.S. schools ranges from outstanding to shockingly inadequate. How can parents tell the difference? And how do they make sure their kids get what's best? Even the most involved and informed parents can feel overwhelmed and confused when making important decisions about their child's education. And the scary truth is that evaluating a school based on test scores and college admissions data is like selecting a car based on the color of its paint. Synthesizing cutting-edge research and firsthand reporting, Peg Tyre offers parents far smarter and more sophisticated ways to assess a classroom and decide if the school and the teacher have the right stuff. Passionate and persuasive, The Good School empowers parents to make sense of headlines; constructively engage teachers, administrators, and school boards; and figure out the best option for their child—be that a local public school, a magnet program, a charter school, homeschooling, parochial, or private.



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"Award-winning education journalist Peg Tyre mines up-to-the-minute research to equip parents with the tools and knowledge necessary to get their children the best education possible. We all know that the quality of education served up to our children inU.S. schools ranges from outstanding to shockingly inadequate. How can parents tell the difference? And how do they make sure their kids get what's best? Even the most involved and informed parents can feel overwhelmed and confused when making important decisions about their child's education. And the scary truth is that evaluating a school based on test scores and college admissions data is like selecting a car based on the color of its paint. Synthesizing cutting-edge research and firsthand reporting, Peg Tyre offers parents far smarter and more sophisticated ways to assess a classroom and decide if the school and the teacher have the right stuff. Passionate and persuasive, The Good School empowers parents to make sense of headlines; constructively engage teachers, administrators, and school boards; and figure out the best option for their child, be that a local public school, a magnet program, a charter school, homeschooling, parochial, or private"-- Provided by publisher.
Draws on up-to-the-minute research to counsel parents on how to maximize a child's education, sharing sophisticated advice for constructively engaging educators and school boards, deciding which educational process is best for a given student and understanding current changes in educational methods. By the best-selling author of The Trouble with Boys.
Offers guidelines for parents to get informed about their children's education and constructively engage teachers, administrators, and school boards in order to get the best education for their children.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805093537
0805093532
Branch Call Number: 371.192 T981g
Characteristics: 237 p. ; 25 cm

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