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    The Good School: How Smart Parents Get Their Kids the Education They Deserve (CD-Audio) By (author) Peg Tyre, Narrator Kirsten Potter

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    DescriptionWe 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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    Title
    The Good School
    Subtitle
    How Smart Parents Get Their Kids the Education They Deserve
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peg Tyre, Narrator Kirsten Potter
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781452604060
    ISBN 10: 1452604061
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JNT, VFX
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BISAC V2.8: FAM034000
    B&T General Subject: 340
    BISAC V2.8: EDU029000, EDU001000
    BIC subject category V2: JNKP
    BISAC V2.8: EDU022000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 57220
    BISAC V2.8: EDU003000
    DC22: 371.19/2, 371.192
    BISAC V2.8: EDU001010
    LC classification: LB1048.5 .T97 2011C
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Thema V1.0: JNK, VFX, JNT
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    22 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "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