Chancellor of New York City Public Schools, Joel Klein, told of his bold vision for change needed in public schools. He spoke on June 3 at the Fordham Law School's Center for Social Justice on how public education is a path out of poverty. As Chancellor he is living his "passion, fighting for children in New York City." When he became Chancellor he was told, you will never fix education unless you fix poverty, but he believes the opposite, that the solution to poverty is education. He grew up in public housing and would not be where he is today if his education had mirrored his family income. "What makes America America" is that you can come from anywhere and become a Supreme Court Justice.