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Joel Klein says curriculum is his legacy’s lone dark spot

The further away Joel Klein gets from the New York City school system, the firmer he is about the changes he brought during his tenure, Gotham Schools reports. But there is one blemish on a generally positive self-assessment, which Klein disclosed Thursday night as part of a 60-minute conversation with CUNY Institute for Education Policy Director David Steiner. A lone regret, he said, was an early decision to push schools to adopt a uniform curriculum that embraced philosophies of progressive education over more traditional instruction. “This was, in candor, not my background,” said Klein, a former U.S. Attorney General who taught math for a year in the late 1960s…

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