1. Who are schools for? -- 2. The talk about schools -- 3. What are schools really like? -- 4. My school and your school -- 5. The agony and ecstasy of choice -- 6. What is good teaching and learning? -- 7. What do good schools do about the things that keep parents awake at night -- 8. Trying to please everyone, from K to 12 -- 9. Types of schools: how much does it matter? -- 10. What makes a good system of schools? -- 11. Creating more good schools -- 12. How do you choose a good school?
How much of what you hear about schools can you trust? Can you believe the marketing hype about unsurpassed facilities, genius teachers and stellar academic achievement? Do you listen to neighbourhood gossip about your local school? Are government statistics the answer? School choice has become one of the most agonising issues of parenthood
National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy
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