This will likely lead to yet another major flop. really he should have stayed in the Justice Dept. where no one realized his incompetence. Hopefully he'll stay out of education for good!... comment on listserveUncle Joel has a new job. And yet another venture to fuck up.
Joel I. Klein, the former chancellor of the New York City public school system, is moving beyond education to become a top executive at Oscar, a New York health insurance start-up with a focus on technology, the company announced on Thursday.
Mr. Klein was the chancellor of New York City schools from 2002 to 2010, when he left to work for Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation as a top adviser and leader of the expanding education division of his media company.
He became chief executive of Amplify, a digital education business owned by News Corporation. Begun as a testing software maker, the business under News Corporation invested millions in an attempt to weave technology into schools, primarily through custom-made tablets.
At Oscar, Mr. Klein will become the chief policy and strategy officer. The health insurance company aims to appeal to tech-savvy users with an easy-to-navigate website, free tele-visits with doctors, and greater transparency about how much doctors charge for services. It has 125,000 members in four states across the country, a news release from the company said.
In an email, Mr. Klein said he saw his new role in a similar way to his efforts in education. “Health care is another area that needs major reform in America and Oscar is leading the way,” he said.
“Joel is precisely the kind of leader who can drive this critical mission forward and help shape and articulate the key policies and messages showing how Oscar is changing the health care system for the benefit of consumers,” Mario Schlosser, the chief executive of the company, said in a statement.