Despite decades of calls for reform, America’s public education system remains the target of sharp criticism for failing to adequately prepare young people for higher education and the jobs of the new economy. But hope is coming. Education entrepreneurs in recent years have been en- ergizing certain corners of America’s moribund public education system with innovation.

Despite decades of calls for reform, America’s public education system remains the target of sharp criticism for failing to adequately prepare young people for higher education and the jobs of the new economy. But hope is coming. Education entrepreneurs in recent years have been en- ergizing certain corners of America’s moribund public education system with innovation.