The Failure of American Schools
by Joel Klein @ The Atlantic
If the forces behind reform seem scattered and weak, those defending the status quo—the unions, the politicians, the bureaucrats, and the vendors—are well organized and well financed. Having spent eight years trying to ignite a revolution in New York City’s schools under Bloomberg’s leadership, I am convinced that without a major realignment of political forces, we won’t get the dramatic improvements our children need.
This is a long and illuminating article which, among other things, details the uphill battle reformers must fight to change the way public education is delivered in this country. Go and read.