SOCIAL SCIENCES

Rethinking School: How To Take Charge of Your Child's Education

Norton. Jan. 2018. 256p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780393285963. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393285970. ED
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Bauer, coauthor of The Well-Trained Mind and an advocate for a classical education through homeschooling, offers a detailed look at how modern schooling can be a mismatch for student's needs. For those with a disability, a developmental delay, or giftedness, the structure of age-based classes focused on a single way of understanding and behaving may not work. Bauer breaks down ways in which the system is failing these students and offers advice on how to work around the system to find better options for students. While Bauer does advocate for ways to help the system accommodate individuals, including having frank discussions with principals and teachers, she also advocates for getting out of the system entirely. This bias toward homeschooling influences everything Bauer presents, however, even with this partiality, the balance of firsthand stories of school failure combined with the author's own experiences and practical tips make this book very straightforward and informative.
VERDICT For parents seeking support and advice for ways to address their discontent with their children's schooling.

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