The New Public School Parent: How to Get the Best Education for Your Elementary School Child

The New Public School Parent: How to Get the Best Education for Your Elementary School Child


By (author) Bob Chase, With Bob Katz


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  • Publisher: The Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 131mm x 211mm x 18mm | 218g
  • Publication date: 2 August 2004
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0142001368
  • ISBN 13: 9780142001363

Product description

Despite controversies over standardized testing, school funding, and teacher quality, more than ninety percent of American children attend public schools. In "The New Public School Parent," parents will learn all they need to know about how the public school system works and, more importantly, how to navigate it to ensure that their children are getting the education that they deserve. With "The New Public School Parent," Bob Chase, a leading advocate for public education, provides parents with an empowerment tool that addresses the most important issues for public school parents today, such as: * Getting the most out of the parent-teacher conference * Facing standardized tests * Understanding how your child learns * Making sure your child is challenged * What to do when your child falls behind * Learning disabilities Backed by solid data and the most current research available-including vivid, real-life examples-"The New Public School Parent" will help all parents decode the shifting and often perplexing experience of public schools.

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Author information

Bob Chase is a two-term president of the National Education Association. A teacher for twenty-five years in the Connecticut public school system, he is a nationally known opinion-maker and his writing has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, and a NEA sponsored column in the Washington Post. Bob Katz's writing on children and parenting issues has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, Parenting, and Parents.