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Joel Klein

Teacher Rx: The Perfect Storm For Reform

Rev. Al Sharpton and Joel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton and Joel Klein

Transforming the teaching profession into a merit-based system is an obvious first step toward reducing educational inequality.

Thomas B. Edsall

Michelle Rhee Threatens End-Run Around Teachers' Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michelle Rhee, education chancellor of the District of Columbia -- in charge of the worst performing public school system in the nation -- has laid do...

Obama's "Way-to-Go, Brownie!" Moment?

Greg Palast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Palast

You'd think the studious Senator from Illinois would avoid repeating the Bush regime's horror show of unqualified appointments, of picking politicos over professionals. But here we go again.

"You're Either With Us or You're With the Status Quo": Privatization Supporters Push Obama to Pick Their Kind of Education Secretary

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

Wrap your arms around the testing mania of Joel Klein, or you're soft on accountability. Embrace Michelle Rhee's nuclear approach to administering schools, or you're a status quo-hugging wuss.

David Brooks Made Me Wring My Hands: Obama and His Education Secretary Pick

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Brown

In his most recent op-ed, David Brooks offers Americans a false choice between two distinct camps of education interests. Here's hoping our new president will sweep aside that brand of discourse.

The Looming Battle on Education Reform

David Whitman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Whitman

Narrowing the racial achievement gap remains one of Barack Obama's top priorities, even in the midst of the nation's economic crisis. Yet for all of t...

Obama's Cabinet Candidates: Harvard Rules and Wisdom Wanes

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

Because Obama is himself reflective, people conclude he can afford to surround himself with reckless brilliance. Not. He needs cabinet officers who are equally apt judges of people and policy.

A Secretary Who Matters

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Vander Ark

At the critical point where young people should be connecting with college and 21st century careers, we rely on an outdated education system that evolved in the 1970s.

Obama's Secretary Of Education: Joel Klein?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***Check Back For Updates! For the latest news on the Obama cabinet, visit the Huffpo's Obama Cabinet Big News Page!*** Joel Klein, Chancellor of Ne...

An Anonymous Blogger Superhero is Unmasked!

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Brown

In the past year, the national discussion on education has been elevated and informed by an anonymous blogger known as Eduwonkette. Her daily updated ...

Exporting NYC's Education "Miracle": Buyer Beware!

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

Since his election in 2001, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made narrowing the white-minority achievement gap in New York City his signature issue. After ...