Monday, March 23, 2009

The A-Rod of successful public education

"Ben - I don’t think we need a corporate CEO running the school district, who knows nothing about education. But we do need an expert on cutting-edge educational theory, who will care more about increasing the high school grad rate than their own bottom line. If the candidate wants a chauffeur or a security guard, then find someone else. If a candidate during their interview comes prepared to put forth a 5-year plan to accomplish real substantive change that has been proven to work elsewhere - without a fancy consulting fee attached, then hire him/her.

But if we have to pay a pretty penney to get the A.Rod of successful public education, then so be it."
(April 6, 2008, WE Blog)

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