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Title:
School choice : how to select the best schools for your children
Author:
Unger, Harlow G., 1931-
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Publication Information:
New York : Facts on File, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
184 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780816038077

9780816038084
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Provides a program for helping families assess schools and make the most of their child's education. Coverage includes the wise use of school vouchers, how to get a child into a charter school, the advantages and disadvantages of home schooling, and school choices for special-needs children. Includes discussions of how to evaluate the superintendent and school board, policies, faculty, facilities, teachers, and principals. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


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Excerpts

Since 1991, 30 states have passed laws giving more than 20 million parents the freedom to choose the public schools their children will attend. With parents playing a more active role in their children's education comes the need for a resource that will educate them on how to evaluate each school. School Choice provides a total program for helping families assess schools and make the most of their child's education. A revision of Unger's best-selling What Did You Learn in School Today?, this vital resource shows parents how to take advantage of their new-found educational freedom to ensure that their children attain the best elementary and high school education available. New coverage includes: • School vouchers: What they are and how to use them; what states and cities permit using school vouchers; which states are likely to introduce them; and what are parents' options under school voucher plans • Charter schools: What they are; how they operate; what types of students they admit; who teaches there; how to determine if a charter school is right for a child; and how to get a child into a charter school • Home schooling: How it works; why 1.2 million children now get their education at home; and advantages and disadvantages • School choices for special-needs children: The range of choices, including government-paid education at costly private schools with unique special programs for children with learning problems. Excerpted from School Choice: How to Select the Best Schools for Your Children by Harlow G. Unger All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.