Over the years I have served as a consultant to many school boards searching for a new superintendent. Keep in mind that the job of selection, while it can be ably supported by search firms and advisory committees, ultimately is the legal responsibility of the Governing Board and is, in my o…
Columnist Jonah Goldberg's observations ("Unions protecting many
bad teachers," Sept. 10) suggest tenure and unions are the problem
with public education, but school leadership simply cannot be
ignored in the conversation.
Amid the jeers and cheers regarding the elimination of
undergraduate secondary teacher preparation at the University of
Arizona College of Education, I am compelled to explain our
rationale. After all, given the teacher shortages, why would the
college make this decision?