Schools: Public Schools - A Toolkit for REALTORS®

Schools: Public Schools - A Toolkit for REALTORS®

Schools are an important factor in a community's quality of life and are therefore an important factor in the business of real estate.The Public Schools Toolkit, prepared under the direction of the National Association of REALTORS® Public Education Working Group, provides a set of tools to help REALTORS® and REALTOR® associations place themselves in a position to influence the debate and help with the challenges that face our communities regarding public education.

Download the Introduction and Table of Contents (PDF: 241KB).

Chapter 1, Schools and Real Estate, establishes the importance of public schools to the REALTOR® and gives examples of efforts by individual REALTORS® and REALTOR® associations around the country that have made a difference in the quality of public school education (PDF: 626KB).

Chapter 2, Schools and Smart Growth, covers a variety of topics that link schools to the subject of smart growth and points out some new directions in education policy and practice that may soon be a topic of conversation in your community (PDF: 476KB).

Chapter 3, Current Topics in Public Education, is a series of commissioned articles on current topics — some controversial — that you will need to know about in order to discuss these issues knowledgeably when they arise (PDF: 573KB).

Chapter 4, Glossary, defines education terms (PDF: 114KB).

Chapter 5, NAR Policy, contains NAR’s official position on public education (PDF: 126KB).

Download the entire Public Schools Toolkit (PDF: 2.38MB).

For more information on the Public Schools Toolkit or to request a hard copy, please contact:

Bob McNamara

National Association of REALTORS®

Senior Policy Representative - Smart Growth

Phone: 202/383-1268

Fax: 202/383-7580


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