In an email received by accident today, and sent me by a friendly source, Joel Klein blasts the NY Times coverage of the test score scandal this way: “NYT is outrageous.“
Interesting how he says the Times article is “outrageous.” I thought today’s article was relatively mild myself. Or perhaps he meant yesterday’s piece?
In any case, Klein then adds: “There will be pushback (in addition to today’s DN edit) ahead but the oppos are trying to move their agenda with this.” You bet we are!
When the entire Bloom/Klein agenda has been revealed to be a failure, we’d be fools not to point that out.
The Daily News editorial that he is referring to is even more ridiculous than
ever. These guys have lost all sense of reality. Entitled Way to Go, Kids! it still maintains the fiction, with a straight face, that the progress under Bloom/Klein has been terrific, while ignoring how their house of cards has completely fallen apart.
Klein's email message is
addressed to Whitney Tilson. Tilson is a charter school/ hedgefund privateer, founder of the
Here is their entire exchange.
Put together stuff for him re scale score re ros, big 4 from 02, etc, s-chart stuff, the chart
showing whichever cut scores we moved up, and the naep stuff. Let me see.
From: Whitney Tilson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2010 4:57 PM
To: Klein Joel I.
Subject: RE: test data
Thx for the heads up on the Daily News editorial – I’ll include it in my next email.
Please send me whatever you have on the results.
From: Klein Joel I. [mailto:JKlein@schools.nyc.gov]
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2010 4:43 PM
To: Whitney Tilson
Subject: RE: YPO dinner on March 8, 9 or 10th?
Btw, thanks for the shout out today. NYT is outrageous. There will be pushback (in addition to today’s DN edit) ahead but the oppos are trying to move their agenda with this. If you ever want details regarding the results, including strong results in 3 or 4 naeps, i can get to you. Enjoy the weekend.