Now an executive in charge of education profiteering in FOX News' parent corporation under Rupert Murdoch, Klein guarded the henhouse of NYC public schools.
"The e-mails, released in response to a Freedom of Information request by the city’s teachers’ union, detail the central role that Joel I. Klein, who was then the schools chancellor, took in the effort, including constant contact with charter school advocates and lobbyists for the city. They were then fighting to raise the statewide cap on charter schools to at least 400 from 200 and communicated regularly about their struggles to herd state lawmakers to their side and their exasperation with the union."
Bloomberg’s Charter School Battle Detailed in E-Mails
The city released hundreds of e-mail messages Friday, providing a look at one of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s major battles, the 2010 campaign to expand charter schools.