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Joel Klein Compares Teachers to Murderers

The former schools chancellor heads across the pond and slams Gotham's teachers.


Who's easier to get rid of, a teacher or someone arrested for first degree murder? According to former New York City schools chancellor Joel Klein, "It's easier to prosecute a capital-punishment case in the U.S. than terminate an incompetent teacher."

Of New York City's teachers, Klein said, "Five to 10 percent are not remotely capable," and he reiterated his belief that unions are more interested in protecting "incompetent workers" than educating children.

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