Lessons of Hope
How to Fix Our SchoolsStreaming Audiobook - 2015
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: [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE AUDIOBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 44 min.)) : digital