Daily News: What does Philly schools funder Mark Gleason want?

By Will Bunch, Daily News Staff Writer

Just 10 years ago, Mark Gleason was a journalist and publisher working in New York, trying to launch a magazine called Book that was heavily funded by Barnes & Noble.

His first foray into education came a couple of years later, when as a sometimes-frustrated parent he ran for and won a seat on his suburban school board in North Jersey.

Now the 48-year-old Gleason – unknown in Philadelphia at the start of the decade – finds himself at the center of the maelstrom that is school reform in America’s fifth-largest city.

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