We're not sure that many people questioned Joel Klein's vow to leave his post as Schools Chancellor to take a job at News Corp., but he apparently needed to clear things up at his final Panel for Educational Policy meeting last night. He said he would be leaving on January 3rd, even if lawsuits block Cathie Black's appointment. He left with the advice, "We need to find better ways to work together, because if in the end we don't succeed in dramatically changing the outcome of our children, I believe we will lose the most important thing that makes America America, which is that education provides the key to the American Dream." Which is probably the Chinese Dream now.