Asking the Right Questions about Schools: A Parent's Guide
Parents who want to be more involved in their child's education, who want to be aware of what their child should be learning, and who want to be an informed part of the education process, need to read this book. The first half of the book guides parents into an understanding of what a good education should look like—what skills and content children should learn, and the characteristics of a successful school. The second half is an action guide for improving education—keeping children from academic failure, raising standards, improving school safety, classroom teaching, and academic accountability. Each chapter stands alone, and together, the result is a handbook for the informed parent.
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What Should Your Child Learn?
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Making Schools Better
Preventing Academic Failure
Raising Academic Standards
Improving School Safety and Discipline
Improving Classroom Teaching and School Management
Making Incentives Work
Improving Accountability in Education
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