Kirkus Reviews, one of the world’s most respected and authoritative sources for unbiased book reviews, recently completed a review of The School Choice Roadmap: 7 Steps to Finding the Right School for Your Child (Beaufort Books). The reviewers described the book as as “a straightforward…useful companion for those on a school-choice journey.”
Notable quotes from the Kirkus review of The School Choice Roadmap include:
“Campanella is the president of the annual public-awareness effort National School Choice Week, and his debut book offers a clear road map for choosing the best schools for one’s children,” Kirkus reviewers said. “Its initial chapters lay down fundamental concepts—that parents are the experts on their own children, that what works for one child may not work for another, and that geographic location is a key factor in choosing a school. He then introduces six education options: traditional public schools, public charter schools, online public schools, public magnet schools, private schools, and home schooling. He provides basic descriptions of each choice, complete with quick summaries of management styles, how teachers are certified, and other factors.”
“The author walks readers through his seven-step process (starting with “Think Back to Your Own Time in School” and “Identify Your Goals for Your Child”), providing questions for readers to ask themselves as they do their own research. Worksheets help to focus the discussion with a structured, methodical approach.”
The final chapter asks readers to share their experiences with others, which sweetly concludes the main text. Readers may have questions that the seven-step plan doesn’t directly address, but Campanella’s lengthy “Frequently Asked Questions” section will likely help them. Overall, the author succeeds in his stated desire to remove politics from the school-choice discussion.
Read the entire Kirkus review here.