"Public education lacks … accountability. It is essentially a government-run monopoly. Whether a school does well or poorly, it will get the students it needs to stay in business, because most kids have no other choice. And that, in turn, creates no incentive for better performance, greater efficiency, or more innovation—all things as necessary in public education as they are in any other field."

- Joel Klein, in The Atlantic, reflects on his 8-year stint as Chancellor of New York City public schools and the ways in which our public schools fail kids. Klein, as always, is candid, painfully honest and the guy I’d want in my corner.

The entire article, here.