In terms of his impact on schools and school systems, Joel Klein is the most important educator that most of America has never heard of.
For a host of reasons, schools and teachers have not made the connections between teaching democratic citizenship and the new technological universe.
For reasons I don't understand, many powerful people are defining public education's problem as "bad teachers." That's simplistic and dangerous. What are your thoughts on what we can do to make things better?
The story is not how much the school has improved; it's how. Union rules were in the way, and so teachers took on their union.