Kleinfest 2005 (And Maybe 2009?)

New York Magazine turns in a longish and favorable profile of Joel Klein and the NYC teachers’ contract process. NYC teacher Ron Isasc is not so enamored. One thought, whenever “non-educators” propose things like smaller classes, more money, less accountability, etc…they’re lionized as sages…it’s only when they propose things that are controversial that their status as “non-educators” suddenly become an issue. Curious.

You have to think that if Klein had come in and proposed a 30 percent raise with no changes to the work rules nobody would be grumbling that he’s a “non-educator.”

Update: Ed Week’s take here ($).

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