New Public School Parent: How to Get the Best Education for Your Elementary School Child

New Public School Parent: How to Get the Best Education for Your Elementary School Child

by Bob Chase
     
 

Despite controversies over standardized testing, school funding, and teacher quality, more than ninety percent of American children attend public schools. In The New Public School Parent, parents will learn all they need to know about how the public school system works and, more importantly, how to navigate it to ensure that their children are getting theSee more details below

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Despite controversies over standardized testing, school funding, and teacher quality, more than ninety percent of American children attend public schools. In The New Public School Parent, parents will learn all they need to know about how the public school system works and, more importantly, how to navigate it to ensure that their children are getting the education that they deserve.

With The New Public School Parent, Bob Chase, a leading advocate for public education, provides parents with an empowerment tool that addresses the most important issues for public school parents today, such as:

• Getting the most out of the parent-teacher conference

• Facing standardized tests

• Understanding how your child learns

• Making sure your child is challenged

• What to do when your child falls behind

• Learning disabilities

Backed by solid data and the most current research available-including vivid, real-life examples-The New Public School Parent will help all parents decode the shifting and often perplexing experience of public schools.

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Library Journal
Chase, a former middle-school teacher, is a leading advocate for public education and a two-term president of the National Education Association. Katz writes frequently on issues concerning parents and children. Their book aims to help parents steer the best course for their child in the increasingly complex world of public schools, which most of the nation's children attend. Public school systems and educational methods have become so daunting that while parents want the best possible education for their children they often have a hard time finding ways to become more involved. Chase shares his 35 years of experience in education as both a teacher and an advocate for public education about how schools work and how to make them work for parents. Backed by solid data and real-life examples, his book will help parents decipher the bewildering experience of public schools, establish a good rapport with their child's teacher as well as with school authorities, and become active participants in their child's learning. Parents will find it empowering to explore how their children learn in today's public schools. Recommended for school and public libraries. Samuel T. Huang, Univ. of Arizona Lib., Tucson Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142001363
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/30/2002
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Bob Chase is a two-term president of the National Education Association. A teacher for twenty-five years in the Connecticut public school system, he is a nationally known opinion-maker and his writing has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, and a NEA sponsored column in the Washington Post.

Bob Katz's writing on children and parenting issues has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, Parenting, and Parents.

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