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Friday, December 13, 2013

Things That Keep Joel Klein Up At Night

David Steiner, former NYSED Commissioner and unindicted co-conspirator in the Pearson bribery mess (for which Pearson was fined $7.7 million yesterday) interviewed former NYCDOE Chancellor Klein and got this out of him:

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.

7 comments:

  1. In a more just world, worries about a racketeering indictment would be keeping him up at night.

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    1. Agreed. Looking at the news, I'd say the same for former NYSED Commissioner Steiner too.

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  2. He's a little scumbag, corporate criminal thug...

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  3. ....but what's much worse is the fact that scumbags like this own the media, and only get softball questions...

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    1. Steiner interviewing Klein - they should be conducting the call from Folsom Prison.

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