Segal, Lydia G.

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Segal, Lydia G.

PERSONAL:

Born in New York, NY; married T. Thondup. Education: Harvard University, B.A., 1984, J.D., 1988; Oxford University, B.A., 1986. Religion: Buddhist.

ADDRESSES:

Office—John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, 899 10th Ave., New York, NY 10019.

CAREER:

John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, New York, NY, professor of law and public administration.

WRITINGS:

(With William Ouchi) Making Schools Work, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2003.

Battling Corruption in America's Public Schools, Northeastern University Press (Boston, MA), 2004.

SIDELIGHTS:

Lydia G. Segal told CA: "I witnessed a great deal of inbuilt abuse, waste, and fraud in public education in my capacity as a legal investigator. I wrote books on the subject with the hope that these revelations would spur reform. I really want to see more money getting into our children's classrooms. My hope is that reformers, parents, politicians, and anyone interested in education will demand better accountability in schools."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

School Administrator, March, 2004, Bruce S. Cooper, review of Battling Corruption in America's Public Schools, p. 40.