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Sun profile: Andrés Alonso

Urgency drives Andrés Alonso. He has been given uncommon power to reshape Baltimore's dysfunctional schools to make them work for, not against, the children. He knows that he cannot do it by himself.

  • Education reporter Sara Neufeld spent hundreds of hours interviewing Andrés Alonso, attending public meetings where he was present, and accompanying him on visits to schools and events after he was named CEO of the Baltimore schools in June 2007. She observed most of the scenes in this series that...