After Words with Chris Whittle
Chris Whittle was interviewed about the book he co-wrote Crash Course: Imagining a Better Future for Public Education, published by… read more
Chris Whittle was interviewed about the book he co-wrote Crash Course: Imagining a Better Future for Public Education, published by Riverhead. Mr. Whittle discussed the state of America’s schools and his experiences founding Edison Schools, the country’s largest partner of public schools. He was interviewed by Jay Mathews, an education reporter and columnist for the Washington Post.
Chris Whittle is the former co-owner of Esquire magazine, and the founder of Whittle Communications and Channel One. In 1991, he founded Edison Schools, which serves more than 270,000 students in twenty states and two countries.
Jay Mathews is an education reporter and online columnist who has been with the Washington Post for 34 years. He has reported from China and California, and covered the stock market in New York. He has written books about China, about disability rights,and about the Los Angeles math teacher, Jaime Escalante. close
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