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THE GOOD SCHOOL

How Smart Parents Get Their Kids The Education They Deserve

"Parents who take the time to read Tyre's book will not only be able to assess their children's educational options but may also improve their parenting skills to enhance their children's learning."
   —Library Journal

We all know that the quality of education served up to our children in U.S. schools ranges from outstanding to shockingly inadequate. How can parents tell the difference? And how do they make sure their kids get what's best? Even the most involved and informed parents can feel overwhelmed and confused when making important decisions about their child's education. And the scary truth is that evaluating a school based on test scores and college admissions data is like selecting a car based on the color of its paint. Synthesizing cutting-edge research and firsthand reporting, Peg Tyre offers parents far smarter and more sophisticated ways to assess a classroom and decide if the school and the teacher have the right stuff. Passionate and persuasive, The Good School empowers parents to make sense of headlines; constructively engage teachers, administrators, and school boards; and figure out the best option for their child—be that a local public school, a magnet program, a charter school, homeschooling, parochial, or private.

Read an excerpt in Salon
Listen to Peg Tyre talk about The Good School on Bloomberg EDU


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Henry Holt & Company, Inc., Hardcover, August 2011, ISBN-13: 9780805093537
St. Martin's Griffin, Paperback, August 2012, ISBN-13: 9781250012159


The Good School
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Reviews

"[Tyre] adds new perspective to the depressing state of American education with real-world lessons for parents. The author 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 Reviews

"Parents who take the time to read Tyre's book will not only be able to assess their children's educational options but may also improve their parenting skills to enhance their children's learning."
   —Library Journal

"Enormously useful and illuminating. WIth great energy and passion, Tyre has plowed through a mountain of educational research and pulled out the provocative insights and practical lessons that parents need to choose a school for their children, or to make their children's current school better. The Good School is essential reading for every parent who has ever wondered what she could do to help her child learn."
   —Annie Murphy Paul, author of the bestselling ORIGINS: HOW THE NINE MONTHS BEFORE BIRTH SHAPE THE REST OF OUR LIVES

"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 bestseller CINDERELLA ATE MY DAUGHTER

"A tough-minded, critical, informed and very helpful and even hopeful map through the maze and miasma of school choice. As Peg Tyre says, the perfect school doesn't exist, but her book will help a generation of parents find their way to the best education for their kids."
   —David Denby, THE NEW YORKER



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