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Joel Klein

Entries by Joel Klein

Waiting for the Teachers' Union

(1134) Comments | Posted September 24, 2010 | 4:52 PM

If you do one thing this weekend, go see Davis Guggenheim's latest documentary, "Waiting for 'Superman' ", which opens in theaters across the country today. The film, which has been met with well-deserved critical acclaim, paints a blunt and at times heartbreaking picture of the state of public education in...

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In Defense of iSchools

(4) Comments | Posted June 22, 2009 | 12:00 AM

On a recent visit to the NYCiSchool, one group of students gathered around a computer to edit a video for a humanitarian campaign and another created a "Call to Action" website for Zimbabwean refugees. Down the hall, one teacher drilled a student on amino acids for the upcoming Regents exam...

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Transforming the Teaching Profession

(223) Comments | Posted May 8, 2009 | 6:59 PM

Eliminating the racial and ethnic achievement gap in our nation's public schools is the most urgent civil rights challenge for this generation.

I co-founded the Education Equality Project to address the injustice and inequity that African-American and Latino students confront every day in their schools.

Poor and minority students will...

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