Joel Klein served as the chancellor of the New York City Department of Education for eight years. In a new book called "Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools," he recounts his experience as head of the nation's largest school district and explains his vision for how to solve the problems plaguing our education system.
Following the lead of Japan and several other countries, at least eight U.S. municipalities now restrict use of a hand-held cell phone while driving. Opponents of these measures say the problem has been overblown, and is already addressed by reckless driving statutes. A panel talks about "driving while distracted."
- Josh Cohen Harvard Center for Risk Analysis
- Matt Sundeen National Conference of State Legislatures
- Tom Wheeler Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association
- Frances Bents Dynamic Science
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