This is a rhetorical question. After many years studying education, I will tell you my view: Superintendents should be educators.
Superintendents should be experienced educators who understand teaching and learning, curriculum and special education. There is much more, of course, but the starting point is to understand education and students.
We are always looking wistfully to other nations and asking what they do that we don’t do.
They put their schools in the hands of educators, not businessmen or retired military or lawyers.
So what brought on this rant? Tampa is about to pick a new school superintendent and one of my friends in Florida sent this article.
One of the candidates is a faithful cog in the Bush family machine. The other is an educator. Can you guess which is which?