With the wide variance in teaching content and styles, it can be difficult to know if your child is receiving a good education. The Educated Child defines what a good education is, breaking down subjects into specific books, concepts and repeatable skills. Included are goals from the Secretary of Education, excerpts from the Core Knowledge Series and the latest research for a comprehensive, clear curricula and list of objectives for children K-8. Questions to ask teachers, what to look for in your child's classroom, warning signs of bad teachers, how to opt-out (or try to change!) controversial classes and additional hints and standards about public/private schools are included for you to find the best education for your child. 664 pages, softcover.
This book is now 9 years old and the information is somewhat helpful, but there are much more helpful books available. It would not be useful for a homeschooling parent and I disagreed with many of the assertions that Bennet makes about various topics. One example is what he says about institutional daycare and preschool. There are many regulations on home daycares--they are not unregulated as he asserts. That is only one example, but there were many others.I would recommend that you keep looking for a book that would help you more and be more accurate.