Scholastic Gets Ready To Hit The Books

Richard Robinson, chairman and chief executive of Scholastic Inc., was looking worried. It wasn't his company's stock price, which stumbled badly in the spring, or the educational publisher's yearend numbers, due out within days. Robinson was fretting about an article gn education reform he was supposed to write for one of his company's publications. He had missed the deadline--again. "Oh, my editor's going to come in the door any minute," he said. "And I haven't even written my first word yet."

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