Lessons of Hope

Lessons of Hope

How to Fix Our Schools

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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In 2002, New York City's newly elected mayor, Michael Bloomberg, made a historic announcement: his administration had won control of the city's school system in a first step toward reversing its precipitous decline. In a controversial move, he appointed Joel Klein, an accomplished lawyer from outside the education establishment, to lead this ambitious campaign. Lessons of Hope is Klein's inside account of his eight-year mission of improvement: demanding accountability, eliminating political favoritism, and battling a powerful teachers union that seemed determined to protect a status quo that didn't work for kids. Klein's initiatives resulted in more school choice, higher graduation rates, and improved test scores. The New York City model is now seen as a national standard for meaningful school reform. But the journey was not easy. Klein faced resistance and conflict at every turn.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, 2015
ISBN: 9781494578831
Branch Call Number: EAUDIO OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file)
Additional Contributors: Berkrot, Peter

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