YOU are your child’s first teacher.
Public schools cannot work miracles.
If you want your child to succeed academically,
you must be part of the process.
5-point manifesto for parents

will get you started.

The Reality of Public Education

Politicians talk about “reforming education,” and benevolent billionaires make grand gestures towards “reforming education.”

Not surprisingly, members of the general public get the idea that US Public Education is something that’s not quite up to scratch, but can be put right if enough money and regulations are applied to it.

Actually, the phrase “reforming education” is meaningless. For one thing, not everyone means the same thing by the word education.

And for another, there is no way that 13,000+ school districts from California to New York serving 50 million children between the ages of six and seventeen and staffed by millions of diverse human beings can ever deliver the same type or quality of education to every child.

The fact is—money or no money, laws or no laws—the quality of education children receive in any public school depends on the type of home they come from.

Parents of infants, toddlers, and school-age children will find suggestions on this part of my site that will help them and their children make the most of tax-supported public education.