Mike Bloomberg liked this idea of blocking the public from information, so Bloomberg brought Klein to New York City to be the so-called "Chancellor" to evade public school constituents as he altered - oops, "reformed" - the New York City Department of Education into a hybrid public/private entity. The secrecy was sanctioned by the whole strategy being called a matter of "National Security".
I wrote about it on this blog and on my website:
Former NYC DOE Chief Executive Officer Joel Klein and Former Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice Assess Needs of Public Education From The "National Security" Perspective
Now we see that Joel is still up to his tricks: