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The Good School by Peg Tyre
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The Good School

How Smart Parents Get Their Kids the Education They Deserve

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Narrator Kirsten Potter
Length 6 hours 51 minutes
Language English
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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.

Peg Tyre is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Trouble with Boys and was awarded the prestigious Spencer Research Fellowship at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Her writing about education has appeared in Newsweek, the New York Times, and Family Circle, among other publications. Peg lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Kirsten Potter, a graduate of the Boston University School for the Arts, has performed on stage, film, and television, including roles on Medium, Bones, and Judging Amy. An award-winning audiobook narrator, Kirsten has won AudioFile Earphones Awards for her reading of The Snowball by Alice Schroeder and her performance as Barbara in George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara. Her other titles include The Unthinkable by Amanda Ripley, Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson, Sammy's House by Kristen Gore, and Madapple by Christina Meldrum, which was a Booklist Editors' Choice for Best Audiobook 2008. Kirsten has received recognition from the American Academy of Achievement and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, as well as numerous regional awards.

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"Peg Tyre lays out the fundaments of a good school---and a good education---clearly and without bias." ---Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter Expand reviews
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