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How To Evaluate Your Child's School - Resources
Organizations

Center for Education Reform This national, independent, nonprofit advocacy organization provides support and guidance to individuals and groups working to improve schools. One of the group’s key areas of expertise is the issue of school choice. You can subscribe to CER’s newsletter for parents, “Parent Power,” from its Web site.

GreatSchools.net Offers basic information on every public school in the country, and very detailed information for California, Arizona, Texas, Florida and Washington State. In addition, it provides a Parent Resource Center with a range of useful articles for parents.

Parents for Public Schools (PPS)  This national organization of grassroots chapters is dedicated to recruiting students, involving parents and improving public schools.

Books

The New Public School Parent, by Bob Chase with Bob Katz, Penguin Original, 2002. This book explains how the public school system works, what parents can do when their child has a problem and how parents can be actively involved. School Choice, by Harlow G. Unger, Checkmark Books, 1999. This book gives parents expert advice on how to select the best public schools for their children.

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