The founder of Success Academies walks us through the challenges faced in building New York city’s largest charter school organization. She has succeeded in the most hostile K-12 education environment imaginable. There is opposition to education reform at every turn in the road and almost overwhelming support for existing mediocre and failing schools.
Learn about politics in ways most of never see. Marvel at how many leaders fight innovation. See how teacher, principal and custodial unions hold leadership hostage. Learn also a lot about innovative classroom teaching. Read this and I guarantee you will see K-12 education differently.
A great story about charter school growth and also an insightful look into methods of teaching.