Edison s now former CEO applies lessons and offers insights derived from working in public education A bold thinker and excellent conceptualizer metaphors and comparisons that bring problems and ideas to the forefront Whittle makes a strong case for major vertical initiatives at the national and state and local level As someone I work for Edison who had heard many of the ideas detailed in the book before, the originality of this treatise was undermined by familiarity But Whittle has a natural, conversational prose style that both engages and maximizes understanding Compelling, direct, and challenging, he can make pursuing the impossible seem not only plausible but necessary. A very quick, but provocative read Also interesting to read about ed reform from a perspective several years back just after NCLB, well before Michelle Rhee, Race to the Top, etc Why have I not heard about Whittle in the last few years Or much about Edison A provocative book, still relevant several years after he wrote it I don t always agree with Whittle, but you can t accuse him of failing to think big, and I think that his ideas deserve real consideration His emphasis on education R D is welcome, and I also like his vision of schools that relentlessly focus on results.Fun stuff to chew on, for sure. This guy s got a lot of great ideas that, with proper support, could honestly revolutionize our education system It would take a lot of convincing and unless Chris Whittle becomes the Sec of Edu, I don t see it happening the way he wants. pro market creator of Channel One you be the judge. Interesting ideas on improving public education. This guy and his company are a perfect marriage for No Child Left Behind The book itself is also not what I hoped for. Fifteen Million Children In Our Schools Today Are Below Basic Literacy Levels Chris Whittle Took Action By Founding Edison Schools, The Country S Largest Partner Of The Toughest Inner City Public Schools Imaginable His Solution Radically Bettered The Education Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Students Now He Applies It To A Revolutionary Program For All American Schools In This Groundbreaking, Vitally Important Book
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