Communications Department

Book Info:

Available at
ISBN: 1-893554-07-4
6 x 9 hardcover
230 pages
U.S $24.95
Publication date:
May 2003
Bookstore Categories:
Education/Public Policy

Breaking Free
Public School Lessons and the Imperative of School Choice


Name of Show: Keith Rush Show
Location: WASO, New Orleans
Interview Date: July 17, 2003
Interview Time: 11-noon Central (noon-1pm EST)

Name of Show: C-SPAN
Interview Date: July 20, 2003
Interview Time: 2pm EST

Name of Show: WSPT "Afternoon Edition"
Location: Steven's Point, WI
Interview Date: August 5, 2003
Interview Time: 4:05pm Central (5:05pm EST)

Name of Show: The Metro Show
Location: Y-98, St. Louis
Interview Date: August 14, 2003
Interview Time: 5pm central (6pm est)


Name of Show: WGN Radio
Location: Chicago, IL
Interview Date: July 14, 2003
Interview Time: 9:00 pm-11:00pm

Name of Show: The Jon Antis Show
Location: WWLZ  820 AM, Elmira, NY
Interview Date: July 2, 2003
Interview Time: 7:30 AM

Name of Show: Jerry Bowyer
Location: WPTT, Pittsburgh, PA
Interview Date: Monday, June 23, 2003
Interview Time: 8:07 AM EST

Name of Show: Bob Dornan Show
Location: Nationally Syndicated
Interview Date: Friday, June 20, 2003
Interview Time: 9:10 AM EST

Name of Show: "Cordani & Co.", WGNY
Location: Newburgh, NY
Interview Date: June 18, 2003
Interview Time: 8:10 AM EST

Name of Show: Brant Hansen Show
Location: WDWS, Champlain, IL
Interview Date: Monday, June 16, 2003
Interview Time: 3:10 PM Central

Name of Show: Northland Notebook
Location: WWJC, Deluth, MN
Interview Date: Friday, June 13, 2003
Interview Time: 10:00 AM Central

Name of Show: KNFT Radio
Location: Silver City, NM
Interview Date: June 12th
Interview Time: 9 AM EST taped

Name of Show: Inside City Hall
Location: NY1, New York City
Interview Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2003
Interview Time: 7:00 PM EST

Name of Show: Book TV, C-SPAN II
Interview Times and Dates: May 31st, 8am ET & June 8th, 1:00am ET
Interview Time: 8:07 AM EST

Name of Show: Bruce Elliot Show
Location: WBAL, Baltimore
Interview Date: Saturday, May 31, 2003
Interview Time: 9:05 AM EST

Location: Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC
Interview Date: Thursday, May 29, 2003
Event Available in RealAudio

Name of Show: Leonard Lopate
Location: WNYC, New York City
Interview Date: Thursday, May 29, 2003
Interview Time: Noon EST
Event Available in RealAudio

Name of Show: Laura Ingraham Show
Location: Nationally Syndicated
Interview Date: May 27th, 2003
Interview Time: 7 pm

Name of Show: Jim Terrell Show
Location: KIXW, San Bernadino
Interview Date: Thursday, May 22, 2003
Interview Time: 7:00 AM PST

Name of Show: At Ten
Location: WUWM, Milwaukee
Interview Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2003
Interview Time: 9 AM Central

Name of Show: Daybreak USA
Location: USA Radio Network, Nationally Syndicated
Interview Date: Monday, May 19, 2003
Interview Time: 8:45 AM EST

Name of Show: Lee Rodgers Show
Location: KSFO, San Francisco
Interview Date: Friday, May 16, 2003
Interview Time: 7:00 AM PST

Name of Show: True North
Location: WVED, WSYB, Burlington, VT
Interview Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2003
Interview Time: 11 –noon EST

Name of Show: On the Word w/ Paul Edwards
Location: WMUZ, Detroit
Interview Date: Friday, May 9, 2003
Interview Time: 2:00 PM EST

Name of Show: Newsmaker
Location: WLEA
Interview Date: May 8, 2003

Name of Show: Bob Grant Show
Location: WOR, New York City
Interview Date: Friday, May 2, 2003
Interview Time: 6:15 PM EST


Breaking Free.

Advance Praise for Breaking Free

"Parental choice in education is the leading civil rights issue of our day, and Sol Stern's observations—drawn from across decades of experiences as public school student in World War II New York, sixties radical, writer, and father—explain why so many of us view school choice as a moral imperative."
William J. Bennett
Former U.S. Secretary of Education

"What a powerful and timely book! The Supreme Court says school choice is constitutional. Now Sol Stern explains why it's the essential alternative to a smug, sclerotic and monopolistic public-education establishment that never puts the kids' or parents' interests first. If you didn't already understand the need to carve an exit door for children, Stern's harrowing tales will open your eyes and boost your blood pressure."
Chester E. Finn, Jr.
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University &
President, Thomas B. Fordham Foundation

"It's harder to learn what happens inside big-city schools than to get information from the battlefront. Unlike the modern army, urban schools don't allow reporters to embed themselves within their operations. In his riveting insider's account of New York City's public schools, Sol Stern brilliantly exploits the access of a parent and a teacher's spouse with the observational skills of a first-rate reporter to explain to us what we have long feared but not really understood."
Paul E. Peterson
Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government
Director, Program on Education Policy and Governance


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