Joel Klein

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Joel Klein "is Chancellor of New York City Department of Education, which serves more than 1.1 million students in 1,430 schools. He has introduced a comprehensive reform program, Children First, which is raising student performance, providing more and better choices for students, and increasing autonomy and accountability for educators. Prior to his appointment as Chancellor in 2002, Klein was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bertelsmann, Inc., and Chief U.S. Liaison Officer to Bertelsmann AG. From 1997 to 2001, he was Assistant Attorney General in charge of the U.S. Department of Justice’s antitrust division where he led landmark litigation against Microsoft, WorldCom/Sprint, Visa/Mastercard, and General Electric. Previously, he was a partner in the Washington DC law firm of Onek, Klein & Farr." [1]

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  1. Directors, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, accessed September 19, 2008.