Archive for January 10th, 2003

10th January
2003

First Published in The New York Sun, January 10, 2003
By Andrew Wolf

Despite some of the abuse that has been heaped on Joel Klein in this column from time to time, it is not hard to see that the new schools chancellor has made real progress — despite his ear too often being bent by the city’s educational establishment, led by the universities and foundations.

Mr. Klein and Mayor Bloomberg have already made a difference, if only in that they have shaken up the most calcified and entrenched bureaucracy in the city. Even when they have proceeded clumsily, such as leaking the principals’ report cards to the press before informing the principals themselves, they have let everyone in the education establishment know that the bad old days are finished. (more…)