2008_09_reportcard.jpgTalk about accountability: The NY Times reports that Schools Chancellor Joel Klein, who ushered in report cards for public schools, may also grade the staffers who organized the news conference announcing this year's school grades! It turns out that Klein already grades his press aides. Example: "Preparation: Please grade, using an A-F scale, how well you were prepared for the appearance by the press office staff." (but the Times semi-snarks the press grading form is "far more straightforward than the formula used to evaluate schools"). The chancellor's press secretary declined to comment, sending this e-mail to the Times: "Value of this story: F."