Education Reform in NYC

Education Reform in NYC

Joel Klein

5.11.2007

Joel Klein

Joel Klein is Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, the largest public school system in the United States with over 1.1 million students in over 1,420 schools. Prior to his appointment to Chancellor in 2002 by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Klein was Counsel to Bertelsmann, a German transnational corporation, and served as Assistant Attorney General of the United States in charge of the Antitrust Division. Klein may be best remembered for prosecuting the United States Department of Justice antitrust case against Microsoft. Before heading up the Antitrust Division Klein was the deputy to Anne Bingaman in that office, and worked in the White House Counsel's office.

In a public address hosted by the Clinton School, Joel Klein, the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, discusses the recent growing success of the education system in New York City. Klein also addresses the crisis in America’s educational system today, the changes that were made in New York City to combat this crisis, and how these changes can be applied nationwide.