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- BenBella Books, Inc. 2010; US$ 14.99
Colleges look much the same as they did five or ten years ago, but a lot has changed behind the scenes. While some mixture of study and play has always been part of college life, an increasing number of schools have completely abandoned the idea that students need to learn or demonstrate that they've learned. Financial pressures have made college... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 69.00
In urban American school systems, the children of recent immigrants and low-income parents of color disproportionately suffer from overcrowded classrooms, lack of access to educational resources, and underqualified teachers. The challenges posed by these problems demand creative solutions that must often begin with parental intervention. But how can... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00
Leading intellectual figures in the school reform movement, all of them favoring approaches centered around the value of competition and choice, outline different visions for the goal of choice-oriented educational reform and the best means for achieving it. This volume takes the reader inside the movement to empower parents with choice, airing the... more...
- Pearson Education 2009; US$ 18.99
As parents, we worry constantly : Will our kids grow up healthy? Independent? Happy? Are we doing all we can for them? Are we making the most of the time we have with them? Everyone?s got advice. If we followed it all, we?d never sleep . (Maybe we already don?t.) This book will help you focus on what really matters . The... more...
- Regnery Publishing 2009; US$ 24.99
If you think sex education is still about the birds and the bees, you're wrong. And it's not about science either. If you're a parent with children in the public school system, you need to know what's really going on. In You're Teaching My Child What? Dr. Miriam Grossman rips back the curtain on sex education today, exposing a sordid truth. Instead... more...
- R&L Education 2010; US$ 20.99
Educators and parents are now expected to work as a team and share in the responsibility of providing children with the best educational experience possible that will, in turn, create students who feel good about themselves and are equipped with the skills to be productive members of society. This book can be utilized by both educators and parents... more...
- Lexington Books 2008; US$ 32.99
Volatile Knowing refers to the positive change that can result when parents and teachers talk together about the politics of school reform. Based on a study of teachers and parents who researched aspects of the accountability movement typically censored in mainstream media, Volatile Knowing reveals the hidden power behind current reform efforts that... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 40.00
This book walks community activists through the rationale for assuming local responsibility for academic performance, outlines steps needed to drive that change, and suggests curricular direction and school policy requirements. It serves as both wake-up and clarion call to the public, to school board members, and to legislators that the quality of... more...