In this book, a with nearly 40 years' experience in education gives a crisp, clear explanation of what makes schools succeed or fail. He shows how a parent, administrator, or concerned observer can easily measure the school's performance, and act to improve the school. The author also explains the various ploys by which inept school administrations deflect criticism and demands for reform, quieting parents without addressing their concerns. "A plain English guide from a hands-on educator. Saul Cooperman knows America's schools. His book will help you know whether your school is right for your child." -- Lamar Alexander Former U.S. Secretary of Education "I receive many letters from people who want to know how to make their schools better. How Schools Really Work tells them how, in useful, clear detail... The thing I like best about this book is that it is so practical. It tells how education works, so that anyone can understand the problems and solutions, not just the symptoms." -- Joyce D. Brothers Psychologist and Syndicated Columnist "How Schools Really Work is a marvelous guide for parents, board members, administrators, and the community at large. It is written in language that anyone can understand. I only wish that I had had a copy of How Schools Really Work when I started to become involved in my children's education." -- Maude Dahme President, National Association of State Boards of Education
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Co ,U.S.