that Obama is considering NYC Department of Education Chancellor Joel Klein as his pick for Secretary of Education, I decided to take a few moments to express my disapproval of this potentially disastrous decision. I emailed the below brief letter via the Obama Biden website
Please do not assign Joel Klein to the Secretary of Education position. As a special education teacher with the New York City Department of Education during Klein's Chancellorship, I experienced a great deal of negativity and administrative chaos from his office. I received little, if any, support from Klein's office as a special educator who worked hard to improve my students' educational experiences in the South Bronx. Please heed the opinions and experiences of New York City's teachers on this matter and research better choices. Please consider assigning a career educator, not a career attorney/politician to this position. Thank you.
If you agree that Klein is the wrong choice, please take the time to email a letter of your own at the above website.