Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Joel Klein will rake in the dough

Joel Klein will reportedly make over $4 million a year at NewsCorp.

Let’s hope that Murdoch takes a total bath on this one, and he and Klein aren't able to make a penny off of poor kids – either here in NYC or in Africa – by selling bogus “educational” video games supposed to lead to real learning.

Kids, parents and teachers have suffered enough as a result of Klein's delusional and damaging fantasies about what constitutes a quality educator; see what principals said were their hopes for an entirely new direction for our schools now that he is gone.

Klein was reportedly a poor manager at his last private job –Bertelsmann — and was a terrible manager at DOE. The only reason he lasted as long as he did with all the expensive blunders, no-bid contracts, consultants , reorganizations, and wasted millions was because he had a boss, himself wrongly purported to be a good manager, who either wasn’t paying attention or didn’t give a damn.


Michael Fiorillo said...

If the purpose in hiring Klein was to fragment, destabilize and ultimately dismantle public education, which I believe it was, then his managerial incompetence would have been seen as desirable by his patron.

As teachers are always asking, where does the incompetence end and the malice begin?

Leonie Haimson said...

I don't think the incompetence was entirely purposeful; one can only hope he will bring the same level of disaster to NewsCorp.