I just learned that a publishing exec with no educational experience was just hired to be the lead leader of New York City public schools?
Makes me wonder, would a publishing company ever hire a teacher with no previous experience as a publisher to run their company?
When ya think about it, I mean that would be like the largest state in the nation hiring an actor with no previous government experience to be the governor?
Wait a sec… that’s not what I meant to say.
Actually, schools have devolved into places that are run by Bean Counters anyway so hey, we might as well hire us some good bean counters.
Can the new NY Chancellor of Public schools manage people?
Can the new NY Chancellor of Public schools deliver data-driven results?
Does the new NY Chancellor of Public schools have any children of her own?
Check. (They go to a private school in Connecticut.)
Hey, maybe this will work out?
Actually, perhaps it will. From what I have read about Cathie Black, I gotta say, I kinda like her. She’s a go-getter.
She’s the city’s first female schools chancellor.
She’s a published author (so she’s gotta be smart, right? I mean it’s not like any knucklehead with a computer can just type out a book or a blog or anything like that.)
Heck, she’s a media mogul.
I, for one, am willing to root for her. After all, our schools need all the help they can get and if she turns out to a great – if unconventional – choice then hey… I love unconventional success stories.
Go, Cathie, Go!