''In Zero Chance of Passage
, Ember Reichgott Junge delivers a fascinating and detailed account of the bipartisan movement to revive the American education system.''--President Bill Clinton, Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States
''Zero Chance of Passage--written by one of the founders of chartered schools--grows more fascinating with every page. I found myself saying 'I didn't know that!' dozens of times while reading Ember Reichgott Junge's compelling history.''--John Merrow, Education Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
''Ember's book celebrates Minnesota's courage to innovate and offers valuable lessons for policymakers to see the art of possibility for America's youth.''--Don Shalvey, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
''With Zero Chance of Passage, Ember Reichgott Junge demonstrates that she is a talented storyteller as well as a skillful legislator. She brings personalities and ideas to life. Zero Chance offers an object lesson to any would-be engineer of systemic change.''--Lori Sturdevant, Editorial Writer and Columnist, Star Tribune
''Ember's book gives teachers hope for being able to make needed changes in our public schools.'' -- --Milo Cutter, Founder, City Academy High School
About the Author
Ember Reichgott Junge
served in the Minnesota Senate from 1983 to 2000, having been first elected at age twenty-nine. She served over twenty years as a general counsel for Twin Cities businesses and nonprofits before becoming chief advancement officer of Minnesota's largest human services nonprofit.
She is a broadcast political analyst, former radio host, and a member of the National Charter Schools Hall of Fame. Ember is board vice chair of Charter Schools Development Corporation, and her board service has included the Minneapolis Chapter of the American Red Cross, Twin Cities United Way, Citizens Independent Bank, and National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. Ember received her BA from St. Olaf College, JD from Duke University Law School, and MBA from University of St. Thomas.
Ember is an avid ballroom dancer and most enjoys spending time with her husband, Michael Junge.