The Good School by Peg Tyre audiobook

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

By Peg Tyre
Read by Kirsten Potter

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6.86 Hours 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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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

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
“Parents who most need this information won’t find it on their own. All the more reason Tyre’s book deserves a place on public library shelves.” Library Journal
“Peg Tyre lays out the fundamentals of a good school—and a good education—clearly and without bias.” Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter

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Author

Author Bio: Peg Tyre

Author Bio: Peg Tyre

Peg Tyre is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Trouble with Boys and was awarded the prestigious Spencer Research Fellowship at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Her writing about education has appeared in Newsweek, the New York Times, and Family Circle, among other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Runtime: 6.86
Audience: Adult
Language: English