The former chancellor of the New York City Department of Education explains the union rules that prevented him from holding brown bag lunches or even sending emails.
American education won't succeed until schoolteachers are seen as highly professional men and women.
Innovative companies have improved nearly every area of public life. So why are ideologues trying to keep them away from education?
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.