ERIC Number: ED405706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Questions for Your Child's School: A Guide for Parents Who Value Learning.
Sykes, Charles J.; Durden, William G.
This booklet provides a list of questions parents should entertain in assessing and choosing a school for their child. The questions apply to schools in both the public and private system and span the full range of kindergarten through twelfth-grade institutions. They are meant to assist parents in evaluating whether the school is providing a demanding education that emphasizes traditional academic subject areas. The questions address the mission statement and goals of the school, the intellectual life of the school (including how the school deals with students with learning disabilities and gifted students), the ethical life of the school, the preparation and attitudes of the administration and faculty, student assessment, the school's approach to parents, the use of technology, and the costs of education and extracurricular activities. Many questions are followed with comments that point out important related concerns. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Inst. for the Academic Advancement of Youth.