The good school: [how smart parents get their kids the education they deserve]

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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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9780805093537
9781452604060
9781452624068
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subject_facet Education -- Parent participation, Education. -- Administration. -- School Plant Management, Education. -- Aims & Objectives, Education. -- General, Education. -- Parent Participation, Education. -- Teaching Methods & Materials. -- General
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title The good school : [how smart parents get their kids the education they deserve]
title_display The good school : how smart parents get their kids the education they deserve
title_full 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 / Peg Tyre, The good school [electronic resource] : [how smart parents get their kids the education they deserve] / Peg Tyre, The good school [sound recording] : [how smart parents get their kids the education they deserve] / Peg Tyre
title_short The good school :
title_sort good school how smart parents get their kids the education they deserve
title_sub [how smart parents get their kids the education they deserve]
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