Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools

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About the Author

Joel Klein served as chancellor of the New York City Department of Education from 2002 to 2011. Earlier in his career, he served as U.S. assistant attorney general in charge of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, deputy White House counsel during the Clinton administration, and CEO of the U.S. headquarters of Bertelsmann. He currently serves as executive vice president at News Corporation and CEO of its education division, Amplify. He lives in New York City with his wife, Nicole Seligman.


Lessons of Hope is part memoir, part blueprint for reviving public education, as Joel Klein takes us inside the dramatic struggle to turn around the New York City school system. -- Arianna Huffington

"Joel Klein's grasp of how critically linked a child's education is to his or her success in life, and what that means for the future of America, make this book a great and important read." -- former Florida Governor Jeb Bush

Joel Klein has emerged from the bureaucracy to tell in personal, vivid detail what happened when he and his colleagues attempted to transform the country's largest school system. -- Amanda Ripley, bestselling author of The Smartest Kids in the World

A book that is inspiring as it is informative about the state of modern education. I hope every parent and teacher in the U.S. reads it. -- Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the "Freakonomics" series and host of Freakonomics Radio

Lessons of Hope is a bracing reminder of the need to improve America's schools so we can deliver on the promise of a great education for everyone. -- Bill Gates

This important book is of great value for families making decisions about schools and for policymakers and advocates who are determined to improve our nation's systems of schools. -- Senator Cory A. Booker

"Lessons of Hope is often a compelling account of how determined leadership can remove obstacles to change, and Klein offers a strong defense of his work as an effective leader of reform." -- Daily Beast

"Anyone interested in improving public school systems and learning about the Orwellian nature of contemporary political discourse should read Joel Klein's Lessons of Hope. -- Center on Reinventing Public Education

"Lessons of Hope is unique in the education reform genre, joined perhaps only by Steve Brill's Class Warfare.The education space is full of policy wonks, but it's rare to get such insight from the inner trenches of the political battles fought to implement that policy." -- Huffington Post