Episode 24: Andrea Gabor Talks About Her Book – After the Education Wars

No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, One Best Way – familiar slogans for programs aimed at turning around our nation’s struggling public schools. While these well-publicized efforts have fallen short, a quiet revolution is taking place in many schools around the country. And rather than taking a page from how business works, these reforms began as grassroots movements that succeeded because they actually energized and engaged those closest to the situation, and certainly those who have the most at stake, namely the teachers and the students.

In her new book, After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reform, Andrea Gabor profiles several schools that are making a difference and in so doing, she presents a plan for true educational reform. Education is everyone’s business so you will be interested in what Andrea has to say. 

About Charlene Giannetti (389 Articles)
Charlene Giannetti, editor of Woman Around Town, is the recipient of seven awards from the New York Press Club for articles that have appeared on the website. A graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Charlene began her career working for a newspaper in Pennsylvania, then wrote for several publications in Washington covering environment and energy policy. In New York, she was an editor at Business Week magazine and her articles have appeared in many newspapers and magazines. She is the author of 13 non-fiction books, eight for parents of young adolescents written with Margaret Sagarese, including "The Roller-Coaster Years," "Cliques," and "Boy Crazy." She and Margaret have been keynote speakers at many events and have appeared on the Today Show, CBS Morning, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and many others. Her last book, "The Plantations of Virginia," written with Jai Williams, was published by Globe Pequot Press in February, 2017. Her podcast, WAT-CAST, interviewing men and women making news, is available on Soundcloud and on iTunes. She is one of the producers for the film "Life After You," focusing on the opioid/heroin crisis that completed filming on February 1, 2020. Charlene divides her time between homes in Manhattan and Alexandria, Virginia.