Joel Klein

Joel Klein, the former chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, oversees the News Corp venture Amplify, which creates digital products and services for teachers, students, and parents.

  • The Case for a Teacher Bar Exam

    American education won't succeed until schoolteachers are seen as highly professional men and women.

  • The Case for the Private Sector in School Reform

    Innovative companies have improved nearly every area of public life. So why are ideologues trying to keep them away from education?

  • The Failure of American Schools

    The Failure of American Schools

    Who better to lead an educational revolution than Joel Klein, the prosecutor who took on the software giant Microsoft? But in his eight years as chancellor of New York City’s school system, the nation’s largest, Klein learned a few painful lessons of his own—about feckless politicians, recalcitrant unions, mediocre teachers, and other enduring obstacles to school reform.


Where Time Comes From

The clocks that coordinate your cellphone, GPS, and more


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Save your eyes. Take breaks.


What Happens in 60 Seconds

Quantifying human activity around the world