9780470188965

Stand for the Best : What I Learned after Leaving My Job as CEO of H and R Block to Become a Teacher and Founder of an Inner-City Charter School

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470188965

  • ISBN10:

    0470188960

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-07-28
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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Summary

Thirteen years ago, Tom Bloch was CEO of H&R Block, the groundbreaking tax organization. The son of the company's founder, he was a happily married 41-year-old executive, but something was missing from his life. After a nineteen-year career at the company, Bloch resigned his position to become a math teacher in an impoverished inner-city section of Kansas City. Stand for the Best reveals Bloch's struggles to make a difference for his marginalized students and how he eventually co-founded a successful charter school, University Academy.

Author Biography

Thomas M. Bloch, former CEO of H&R Block and currently a middle school math teacher and president of the board at University Academy, has been involved in a variety of education initiatives since he changed careers. He and his wife, Mary, founded the Youth Service Alliance of Greater Kansas City to encourage and recognize outstanding community service through school-based programs. He is also a founding board member of the Kansas City Foundation for Higher Education, a trustee of the University of Missouri at Kansas City, President of the Endowment Fund for the Henry W. Bloch School of Business at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and chairman of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. He returned to H&R Block in 2000?as a member of the board of directors.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Off the Blockp. 5
Back to Schoolp. 19
Into the Trenchesp. 27
On the Learning Curvep. 39
A Question of Characterp. 49
A New Kind of Urban Schoolp. 59
Great Expectationsp. 79
Making the Gradep. 91
Moving the Schoolp. 105
Real Heroesp. 115
A Duty to Dreamp. 127
The Next Urban Teacherp. 157
A Callingp. 167
Midterm Examp. 173
Epiloguep. 183
Appendixp. 190
Notesp. 195
Selected Web Sitesp. 203
Indexp. 211
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