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But Bennett et al.'s take on education goes further, with the authors weighing in on such controversial topics as sex education, TV, the Internet, self-esteem, and school uniforms with statements that largely reflect their conservative reputations. They also stick to the insistence that Western culture be emphasized in American classrooms. In some cases, however, the three don't always agree--acknowledging diverging views on year-round education, for instance. Some of what they cover is basic, instinctive stuff: we don't need another guide telling us to talk to our children about their school day. But there's valuable advice, too, such as how to save your child from a bad teacher and what questions to ask in a parent-teacher conference. For parents puzzled or overwhelmed by what the authors refer to as "the blob" of the education bureaucracy, The Educated Child can be a helpful insiders' view from those who once governed the biggest blob of all. --Jodi Mailander Farrell --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a wonderful book, a must read for parents with children of any school age.
This book provides a good overview of what children should learn year by year, subject by subject, and how parents can help them achieve their educational goals.
The authors make the case for parent involvement by providing a clear picture of America's public school system.
Solid overview and detailed reference guide for managing your kids' education through 8th grade. Wisely encourages parents to focus on content and environment, not methods, and... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Edward Saad
I was researching information on how to get a general idea of what my homeschooling kids should be learning at home, per year, per subject.... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Tomas
This could very well be the worst book on education that I have ever read. The Author is pretty much belittling parents, telling them what to do like they are the children. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Elizabeth Long
recommended to newly wed couple April 13, 2013.
hopefully they can look forward to precise information once their family increases. Read more
Amazing! If you want to raise a responsible, productive member of society this is a great resource. Any and everything written by this man is worth reading.Published 18 months ago by Elizabeth J Mackey
Good book for parents to consult during their children's school years. The tone is a bit paternalistic, but the message is a noble one. Read morePublished 20 months ago by CVSilva
I have been reading this book from time to time since my daughter was three years old. She is attending second grade in a public school now, and this book serves as reference to... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Linda N
I got these as gifts and after looking through them they are great.if you have children in the family they are a great gift for the parents.Published 22 months ago by wayno12