What Every Parent Should Know About School


An inside look at what our schools are like today and practical advice for navigating the educational system.

School is our children’s second home. They will spend more time there than anywhere else in their formative years. We all need to talk honestly about the nature of this environment, how it works, and how it doesn’t work. Our kids are depending on us to create a school system where they can learn as well as feel happy. The more we know about how school works, the better we will be able to navigate our way through "the system" and help our children do the same. What Every Parent Should Know About School is an honest, positive, thought-provoking look at what schools are today and what they could be in the future.

  • Dundurn; August 2013
  • ISBN 9781459719057
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: What Every Parent Should Know About School
  • Author: Michael Reist
  • Imprint: Dundurn

In The Press

…his desire to engage parents is well-intentioned and right. His reasoning is sound, based as it is on the work of Dewey et al, which in turn grew into the practices seen today in many educational settings around the world.

About The Author

Michael Reist is an educator with over 30 years of experience in the classroom. His best-selling book, Raising Boys in a New Kind of World, has helped countless parents understand their sons better. A nationally acclaimed speaker, he is passionate about the needs of children and parents. He lives in Caledon East, Ontario.