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Louis Gerstner

American businessman, Chairman and CEO of IBM Corporation, former senior executive of American Express and RJR Nabisco, leader of education reform initiatives for over 30 years, co-author of Reinventing Education: Entrepreneurship in America's Public Schools


Our schools should be above politics. But elected school boards too frequently lose sight of their limited policymaking role and get intimately involved in the day-to-day operations of schools, "micromanaging" every aspect of the system. When this occurs, it is no wonder that education becomes "politicized" and subject to compromises that end up satisfying almost no one.

1994 - from Reinventing Education: Entrepreneurship in America's Public Schools
The fact is, private schools are doing well. It is the public schools that are in deep trouble. Save them and the nation will prosper. Let them fail and we are all at risk.

1994 - from Reinventing Education: Entrepreneurship in America's Public Schools
Simple organizational ideas like listening to customers, decentralized decision-making, measuring performance, and continuous improvement are notable by their absence in public schools. The issue is to run schools like other successful organizations. Just as businesses are results-oriented, so schools must also be. It is time for results in education.

1994 - from Reinventing Education: Entrepreneurship in America's Public Schools