"The New York Times columnist Robert Lipsyte said: "It is part consumer guide, part urban plan. Without public schools, Hemphill maintains, the dream of multiethnic democracy will live on only through jury duty and subway travel." New York Daily News said "Clara Hemphill's school guides wrestle the complexities of New York's schools into brisk, thoughtful profiles of topnotch, intriguing schools." Big Apple Parent declared "Hemphill has done for schools what Zagat's did for restaurants. At last, that first day of school should be much easier for everyone!" New York Magazine's Barbara Ensor called her work "thoughtful, well-researched...required reading. --.
About the Author
Clara Hemphill is director of Insideschools.org at Advocates for Children of New York and author of New York Citys Best Public Middle Schools and New York Citys Best Public High Schools. Her two children attend public school in Manhattan.