The Good School: How Smart Parents Get Their Kids the Education They Deserve

The Good School: How Smart Parents Get Their Kids the Education They Deserve

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By (author) Peg Tyre, Narrator Kirsten Potter

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  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 165mm x 28mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 22 August 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
  • ISBN 10: 1452604061
  • ISBN 13: 9781452604060
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged

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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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Peg Tyre is an award-winning education journalist and the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "The Trouble with Boys." Kirsten Potter has won "AudioFile" Earphones Awards for her reading of "The Snowball" by Alice Schroeder and her performance as Barbara in George Bernard Shaw's "Major Barbara." Her reading of "Madapple" by Christina Meldrum was a "Booklist" Editors' Choice for Best Audiobook 2008.

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"Peg Tyre lays out the fundaments of a good school---and a good education---clearly and without bias." ---Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter