Joel Klein, Survivor

This week marks the fifth-year anniversary of Joel Klein’s becoming chancellor for the city’s public schools, a job that’s been a revolving door for most of his predecessors.

Asked in an interview about his level of satisfaction about what’s been accomplished, he gave himself a mixed report card.

“If you mean satisfied in terms of where I think we need to get to, the answer is no,” he said. “There is a lot more that we need to do. If you mean satisfied looking back over five years, the answer is yes.”

Feel free to weigh in here with your own assessments.