Joel Klein Thinks Up to 10 Percent of Educators Are Incompetent


Five to 10 percent [of educators] are not remotely capable. It’s easier to prosecute a capital-punishment case in the US than terminate an incompetent teacher. The union is going to protect incompetent workers — that is their job.” —Former Schools Chancellor Joel Klein discussing the education system in America. Klein also said he had streamlined legal procedures to make it easier to fire teachers and end the “dance of the lemons,” the shuffling of bad teachers from school to school. [NYP]