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Author Klein, Joel I., 1946-

Title Lessons of hope : how to fix our schools / Joel Klein.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, [2014]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    371.207 KLE    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    371.207 KLE    DUE 12-26-19
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    371.207 KLE    Available
Edition First Edition.
Description xix, 292 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary "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 awful performance. 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. Lessons of Hope lays bare the problems plaguing public education and shows how they can be solved. At its core lies Klein's personal story: his humble upbringing in Brooklyn and Queens, and the key role that outstanding public school teachers played in nurturing his success"--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Klein, Joel I., 1946-
Educational change -- New York (State) -- New York.
Educational accountability -- New York (State) -- New York.
Public schools -- New York (State) -- New York.
School administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
ISBN 9780062268648 (hardback)
0062268643 (hardback)

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