Klein admits there are a few things that keep him up at night.
“The charter schools do worry me and worry me profoundly,” Klein said. “Second thing that worries me if the signal goes out to the schools that we won't close schools, no matter what, everyone is going to take a deep breath, sigh of relief and say we’re back to the good old normal days and that worries me. And the third thing that worries me is, and I don't want to get locked into letter grades and the imperfections of the letter grades, but I sure as hell hope that accountability is a part of the going forward.”
Never known to hold his tongue, Klein had lots to say about a wide range of topics: the failure of universities training teachers, the failure of the union model when it comes to education, the failure of classrooms to adapt to the 21st Century. That last one relates directly to his current job, leading an education tech venture with Rupert Murdoch.
Somehow the Amplify chargers that set themselves on fire at night didn't make his list of worries.