The Good School by Peg Tyre
How Smart Parents Get Their Kids the Education They Deserve

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Award-winning education journalist Peg Tyre mines up-to-the-minute research to equip parents with the tools and knowledge necessary to get their children the best education possible

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.


 

About Peg Tyre

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PEG TYRE was, until recently, a senior writer at Newsweek specializing in social trends and education. She has won numerous awards, including a Pulitzer Prize, a Clarion Award, and a National Education Writers Association Award. She lives in New York City with her husband, novelist Peter Blauner, and their two sons.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published August 16, 2011 by Henry Holt and Co.. 252 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Interspersed with dreary anecdotes and myth-busting studies, the author’s latest focuses on early education (preschool through junior high) to help parents make good school choices.

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While there is no idyllic school that meets all students' needs, there are certain characteristics to look for and inquire about when on a tour beyond asking about last year's college acceptance letters.

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Yet Peg Tyre's new work, The Good School: How Smart Parents Get Their Kids the Education They Deserve, comes close.

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Denver Post

Tyre is right to push us to ask questions about how our schools run and how they evaluate the people who teach our kids.

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Seattle PI

Yet Peg Tyre's new work, The Good School: How Smart Parents Get Their Kids the Education They Deserve, comes close.

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Product Description Award-winning education journalist Peg Tyre mines up-to-the-minute research to equip parents with the tools and knowledge necessary to get their children the best education possibleWe all know that the quality of education served up t...

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