NIMBY In New Jack! And, Why Joel Klein Is Counterintuitive

Oh brother. NYT’s Gootman turns in a must-read. Joe Williams has been following this for a while, click back through the links for the whole saga. Here’s the interesting thing about Joel Klein: He’s the head of a big school system yet he wants to give more power to parents and others at the expense of the system by supporting more charter schools and in the process he’s antagonizing parents who should be his (and his boss the mayor’s) natural power base in an effort to help the parents who perpetually get the least. Education politics are fundamentally power politics and this basically cuts against the grain.

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