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Learning Matters: Joel Klein, A Change Agent For NYC Schools

Learning Matters: Joel Klein, A Change Agent For NYC Schools

Via John Merrow: New York City is the largest public school system in the U.S., by far. There are approximately 92,000 teachers, more than 1,300 schools and nearly 1.1 million students. To put it in perspective, only nine cities in the U.S. have that many people.

In 2002, MIchael Bloomberg was elected Mayor of New York and he appointed former assistant US attorney general and businessman Joel Klein as the schools chancellor.

How is Klein doing in what Former President Bush once called ‘the toughest job in America’? We take a look back and a look forward in this profile of Joel Klein.