Schools are an important factor in a community's quality of life and are, therefore, an important factor in the business of real estate. "How are the schools?" is one of the most common questions fielded by real estate agents throughout the United States. By familiarizing themselves with issues that affect public education, real estate agents can be better prepared to make a difference in their schools and communities. NAR has produced this toolkit to help REALTORS® enhance their knowledge and understanding of the public school system so they can become involved in improving their schools and communities.