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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joel Klein Narrator: Peter Berkrot Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2015 ISBN: 9781494578831
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • “Klein presents an honest rundown of the challenges he faced and is very forthright in his portrayals of everyone involved in the process.”

    Library Journal

  • Klein presents an honest rundown of the challenges he faced and is very forthright in his portrayals of everyone involved in the process. Library Journal
  • “An insightful memoir by a major figure in the public education reform movement.”

    Booklist

  • “A skillful account of how Klein maneuvered between parent and teacher concerns and city politics to transform the city’s education system.”

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