this book sounded like something that may interest money saving parents, not sure about his thinking on "the old-tie network won't cut it in the new industries" as I know a lot of people that are in new media (online marketing, development and advertising) that only got jobs due to who they knew from their school life as the rich parents pumped money into the kids companies meaning they didn't need to make a profit or even live off the earnings they could then undercut everyone else and force businesses out of business, then there were only a few left and you had to know someone, often from school days, to get a job!

Free Schools: How To Get Your Kids A Great Education Without Spending A Fortune - David Gillespie

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Free Schools: How To Get Your Kids A Great Education Without Spending A Fortune

Synopsis

David Gillespie has six kids. When it came time to select high schools, he thought it worth doing some investigation to assess the level of advantage his kids would enjoy if he spent the required $1.3 million to send them all to private schools. Shockingly, the answer was: none whatsoever. Intrigued, David continued his research, only to discover he was wrong on most counts - as are most parents - when it comes to working out what factors deliver a great education. He discovered that class size doesn't matter, your kids aren't any better off in co-ed than single-sex schools (and vice versa), composite classes are fine, fancy buildings are a waste of money, the old-tie network won't cut it in the new industries and NAPLAN is misread by everyone so is largely meaningless as a measure of quality. Taking on an ingrained and historical system of vested interests - the unions, the government, our own sense of worth, privilege and entitlement - this book is controversial and absolutely necessary. It is well researched, authoritative and accessible. It is a must-read for parents, as well as teachers and policy-makers.


Product Details

ISBN: 9781742612195 Category: Advice On Education Format: Paperback Publication Date: 2014-02-01 Publisher: Macmillan Australia Country of origin: Australia Pages: 272 Dimensions (mm): 233x152x21mm Weight: 378g