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Author Klein, Joel, 1949- author.

Title Lessons of hope: how to fix our schools [Hoopla electronic resource] / Joel Klein.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2015.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 44 min.)) : digital.
Access Digital content provided by hoopla.
Cast Read by Peter Berkrot.
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 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.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Educational change -- New York (State) -- New York. -- Sound recordings.
Educational accountability -- New York (State) -- New York. -- Sound recordings.
Public schools -- New York (State) -- New York. -- Sound recordings.
Klein, Joel I., 1946-
School administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography. -- Sound recordings.
Added Author Berkrot, Peter, narrator.
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9781494528836 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1494528835 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11248916
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