During his eight-year term as New York City schools chancellor, Joel Klein presided over some of the nation’s most promising education reforms. One hundred charter schools opened on Klein’s watch (including KIPP and Uncommon Schools). In all, more than 600 new schools opened, many of them small and distinctive. Many school principals gained greater authority as well as accountability. Many students acquired more choices. And many teachers earned substantially higher salaries.

How well is it working? What does Joel Klein view as his most important accomplishments and durable legacies? Where did he not succeed? And what lessons can the next era of education reform learn from him? Join the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, the Hoover Institution, and the Walton Family Foundation for a conversation with Joel Klein about his new book, Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools.

Follow the conversation online with @educationgadfly, @HooverInst, and @WaltonFamilyFdn at #KleinLessons.

Attendees will receive copies of Lessons of Hope.

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Joel Klein
Author of Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools
Chester E. Finn, Jr.
Distinguished senior fellow and president emeritus, Fordham Institute
Senior fellow, Hoover Institution
Robert Pondiscio
Senior fellow and vice president for external affairs, Fordham Institute