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"Peg Tyre lays out the fundaments of a good school--and a good education--clearly and without bias. How I wish I'd had this book when my husband and I were choosing an elementary school for our daughter!"--Peggy Orenstein, author of the New York Times-bestselling Cinderella Ate My Daughter
"Journalist Peg Tyre's new book...condenses decades of education research to help parents make better choices about selecting schools for their children."--USA Today
"Tyre offers solutions. With a splash of history, the author discusses pedagogies, as well as what to look for in a good preschool teacher...[and] provides respectful ways for approaching—or changing—the system...This is not an indictment of teachers, but rather an eye-opening tool for parental involvement."--Kirkus
Peg Tyre is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Trouble with Boys. She was awarded the prestigious Spencer Research Fellowship at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism where she began work on this book. Her writing about education has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Family Circle, and iVillage.com. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit Peg Tyre's website at www.PegTyre.com.
If you read one book to prepare for your preschooler's future this book should be it.
They should be made to read Peg Tyre's "The Good School: How Smart Parents Get Their Kids the Education They Deserve."
Good test scores however do not necessarily translate to the school doing a good job educating their charges.
Lots of good data to add to your thinking as you evaluate educational choices for your kids - public, private, charter, single-sex, views on testing, etc. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tamara
Really fantastic book, I'd recommend it to anyone. This book will tell you what *really* matters when choosing a school for your child and what to look for. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kimberly Snow
I like it. I am learning things that I didn't know, like class size is not as important as a good classroom teacher and that standardized test are rigged or dumbed down to reach... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Tracey Groover
A parents' must read. A great help through the school maze for them. A good read for grandparents, too. Thank you.Published 17 months ago by Patricia G. Kile
All parents share the desire to offer their children the very best education possible.
One that is tailored to their child's needs and interests. Read more
Wow! What an eye opener of a book! Our educational system has gone down hill and we as parents need to know what goes on behind the scenes of our schools. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Busymom4
This was a relatively easy read and provided a lot to think about regarding the education my child will receive.Published 20 months ago by Hip Mama
This is without doubt one of the best books on education I've ever found. Ms. Tyre brings a career worth of experience, research and exposure to bear and shines light on some of... Read morePublished on January 26, 2012 by Burgundy Damsel
I have two young kids entering pre-k and kindergarten. Without the advice of this book, how to evaluate the choices, and even what all of the factors to be considered are, is an... Read morePublished on January 21, 2012 by Amazon Customer