There are a number of very useful resources and websites that provide information to help you make informed choices about your children’s education.
Neil Flinders has graciously agreed to allow me to post these two documents he created. Right-click the links to save them to your hard drive.
Moral Perspective and Educational Practice was published in 1979 as an introduction to an educational model that is moral and value driven and freedom based. It is an excellent primer to the subject matter. (29 pages)
Creating a Moral School is a draft document prepared in 1995 that was never published. It goes into much greater detail on creating moral schools driven by the principles of agency. (118 pages)
Utah Schools at a Glance allows parents to rank schools according to academics or environment. It also provides information on public, private and home schooling, as well as innovations in education.
Utah Education Facts has data on school options and programs, performance, spending, test scores, and many other resources. This particular page has information on all the different education options available in Utah from public to private, special needs to advanced placement, virtual, concurrent and dual enrollment, and so on. It’s a great website and this particular page can help parents make informed decisions about the educational experience that will best serve their child’s needs.
Parents for Choice in Education provides information on Utah student performance, education-related policies and elections, and ways to get informed and involved.
School Digger provides test scores, rankings, district boundaries, student/teacher ratios, ethnic makeup, and scores of other useful metrics and information for elementary, middle, and high schools in the United States. Try looking up your address and see all the schools in your area.
Harvard meta-analysis revealing the importance of parental involvement in education.
Is there another useful website you know of that would fit well with these? Please post it below.