Yup - he's still an asshole.
That's the takeaway I get from the interview he gave to City Hall News.
On public education and controversy - he's for it.
On using data to drive instruction - not only is he for it, he plans to profit from it.
On why he likes data-driven instruction - he finds it "exhilarating" and teachers should too.
Did he make any mistakes as chancellor? Nope.
What should Walcott do as chancellor? Same as Klein did.
Are the test scores and grad rates inflated? Nope.
As always in the ed deform narrative, the reality is skewered so that the deformer is the hero, the deform policies are working and anybody who opposes either the deformers or the policies is for the status quo and against the kids.