Stand for the Best

Thomas Bloch talked about Stand for the Best: What I Learned after Leaving My Jobs as CEO of H&R Block to Become a Teacher and Founder of an… read more

Thomas Bloch talked about Stand for the Best: What I Learned after Leaving My Jobs as CEO of H&R Block to Become a Teacher and Founder of an Inner City Charter School. In his book, Mr. Bloch recounted his decision to leave his position at the company after nineteen years to become a math teacher in an inner-city school in Kansas City. He would later co-found the University Academy, a charter school in Kansas City. Following his remarks, Mr. Block responded to questions from the audience.

Thomas Bloch is the former CEO of H&R Block and is the son of the company’s founder. Mr. Bloch is the co-founder of the Youth Service Alliance of Greater Kansas City and founding board member of the Kansas City Foundation for Higher Education. He is currently a middle-school math teacher and president of the board at the University Academy. close

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Stand for the Best

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Program ID:
280966-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
First Aired:
Sep 20, 2008 | 6:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Apr 19, 2009 | 7:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Sep 20, 2008 | 6:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 22, 2008 | 5:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 19, 2009 | 7:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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