Steven Brill on How to Fix Public Schools

“[Teaching] is the only workplace, the only occupation, where by and large you are not paid, promoted, recognized, measured in any way having to do with your performance, only having to do with how long you’ve been breathing,” says journalist and media entrepreneur Steven Brill.

His new book, Class Warfare, chronicles the rise of a reform movement that’s bringing a measure of accountability and choice to public schools. The book grew out of Brill’s widely read 2009 New Yorker piece about the “rubber room,” a holding pen for New York City teachers who couldn’t be fired after they were removed from their classrooms for poor performance.

Reason.tv’s Nick Gillespie sat down with Brill at his office in New York City.

Approximately 7 minutes.

Camera by Jim Epstein and Anthony Fisher; edited by Epstein.

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