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The Resource Lessons of hope : how courage, grit, and accountability can save our schools, Joel Klein

Lessons of hope : how courage, grit, and accountability can save our schools, Joel Klein

Label
Lessons of hope : how courage, grit, and accountability can save our schools
Title
Lessons of hope
Title remainder
how courage, grit, and accountability can save our schools
Statement of responsibility
Joel Klein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this revealing and thoughtful memoir, the former chancellor of the New York City schools offers the behind-the-scenes story of the city's dramatic campaign to improve public education and an inspiring blueprint for national reform. In 2002, New York City's newly elected mayor, Michael Bloomberg, began his first term with a controversial announcement: his administration had won control of the city's school system in a first step toward reversing its precipitous decline. Joel Klein, an accomplished lawyer completely outside of the education establishment, was selected to lead this ambitious, unprecedented 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 the worst in its ranks. Klein's initiative resulted in more school choice, higher graduation rates, and improved test scores. The New York City model is now seen as a national blueprint for meaningful school reform. But the journey was not easy. Klein faced resistance and conflict at every turn. Lessons of Hope serves as a guide to the problems plaguing public education and how they can be solved. At its core lies Klein's personal story: his humble upbringing in Brooklyn and Queens and the essential role that outstanding public school teachers played in nurturing his success. Provocative and illuminating, Lessons of Hope is essential reading for anyone concerned about the future of American public education"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Klein, Joel I.
Dewey number
371.2/07097471
Index
no index present
LC call number
LA339.N5
LC item number
K54 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Klein, Joel I
  • Educational change
  • Educational accountability
  • Public schools
  • School administrators
Label
Lessons of hope : how courage, grit, and accountability can save our schools, Joel Klein
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static.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/large/8/9780062268648.jpg
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Publication
Bar code
  • 31223115310881
  • 31223108653982
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xix, 292 pages
Isbn
9780062268648
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014019019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 966504449
  • (OCoLC)890309949
Label
Lessons of hope : how courage, grit, and accountability can save our schools, Joel Klein
Link
static.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/large/8/9780062268648.jpg
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223115310881
  • 31223108653982
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xix, 292 pages
Isbn
9780062268648
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014019019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 966504449
  • (OCoLC)890309949

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