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Finding just the right teacher for your child begins when you select just the right school. It used to be that you sent your children to the school down the street, but now many more options are available. In fact, in some places the number of choices can make the task of selecting a school overwhelming at first. You have public schools, private schools, charter schools, magnet schools -- even home schools. This increase in school choices has forced schools to be more accountable to their students and parents. As a result, many schools have had to raise the bar, hiring the best teachers and staff as possible, and implementing programs designed to serve their students needs in order to woo prospective students. Chances are that a school that meets your academic expectations and is in line with your own philosophical and moral beliefs will have a staff of educators who can help your children thrive.

From Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children by Jennifer Trachtenberg.

Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children

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