Industrial-Sized Deals TextBTS15 Shop Men's Hightops Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Cecile McLorin Salvant $5 Off Fire TV Stick Grocery Shop Popular Services hog hog hog  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Nintendo Digital Games Shop Back to School with Amazon Back to School with Amazon Outdoor Recreation Deal of the Day

Straight Talk About Schools Today: Understand the System and Help Your Child Succeed

5 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1575422190
ISBN-10: 1575422190
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used
$0.01
In Stock. Sold by hippo_books
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
16 Used from $0.01
+ $3.99 shipping
More Buying Choices
15 New from $0.01 16 Used from $0.01
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


InterDesign Brand Store Awareness Textbooks

Editorial Reviews

Review

“A great tool for making sense of it all.”—Tim Sullivan, Founder, PTO Today, Inc.

From the Publisher

iParenting Media Awards "Greatest Product" for 2007

See all Editorial Reviews
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing (June 30, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1575422190
  • ISBN-13: 978-1575422190
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,477,257 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author


An award-winning teacher and writer, Judy Molland has keenly observed and actively participated in the world of education for over twenty-five years, both in the U.S. and in her native England. She holds a B.A. Honors degree from the University of Hull, U.K., and a Diploma in Education from the University of London. A chance meeting with an editor at Parents magazine in New York resulted in a freelance assignment on teaching tolerance to young children. To her delight, Judy discovered that she loved writing about education, and this led to her pursuing a combined career of teacher/writer. She has published numerous articles, and 2007 saw the publication of her first book, Straight Talk About Schools Today. An avid skier, backpacker, hiker and rock climber, Judy is excited to share her passion for the outdoors in her second book, Get Out! 150 Easy Ways for Kids and Grown-Ups to Get Into Nature and Build a Greener Future.

Customer Reviews

5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 5 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By book in hand on August 1, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book is a very helpful guide for any parent trying to navigate the elementary and secondary school system. Includes information on private and public schools and anything in between (charter, magnet schools). Also provides good advice for dealing with teachers and administrators in order to help ensure your student's success in the school environment. Terrific organization of chapters; love the index. Takes into account a variety of situations and addresses parent's rights within the school context. Also provides a very balanced view regarding the value of standardized testing and scoring, which can be very confusing to both students and parents. Quite a valuable resource which I would recommend to any parent of school age children.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By mediagoddess on July 28, 2007
Format: Paperback
Educator/writer Molland provides information and answers to questions I thought I should have known about our school system, but was afraid to ask. This is a reader-friendly, easily accessible guide for every parent. Read it now, arm yourself with information BEFORE you actually need to inquire of or confront the authorities at your local school. You'll be glad you did - in fact, both you and your child(ren) will be happy you did. This is a must-read for all parents. I highly recommend this very important new guide.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. J. Simms on July 19, 2007
Format: Paperback
This well-organized, easy-to-use guide has answers to questions that I didn't even know I would have about today's education system. The discussion of sometimes difficult topics, Q & A, lists of additional resources, and glossary of "Edu-Speak" terms will make it easier for parents to communicate with their kids' teachers without feeling intimidated by their lack of familiarity with schools today.I only wish this book had been available when my child was a student, I would have felt so much more comfortable being involved with his education.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on November 3, 2007
Format: Paperback
Award-winning teacher and writer Judy Molland presents Straight Talk About Schools Today 101 Q&As for Parents: Understand the System and Help Your Child Succeed, a question-and-answer format guide discussing what modern parents most need to know. Chapters cover what No Child Left Behind is and how it affects one's child, what charter schools are and how they work, what to do if one's child has a learning disability or disorder, steps one can take if one's child is being bullied at school, good ways to discuss grades and report cards with one's children, and much more. Contact information for a wealth of helpful organizations round out this extremely practical and accessible guide.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. Nordberg on September 23, 2007
Format: Paperback
I have four year old twins and am constantly anxious about navigating them through the public school system. This book is just what I was looking for. The section about preparing for kindergarten has totally given me some tips and a place to start. I'm finding the information about charter and magnet schools, open enrollment, and teacher conferences particularly helpful as well. The book is easy to read, and broken into logical sections. I would recommend this to any mom!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: teaching