I came across an interesting story in the Christian Science Monitor about the growing demand for superintendents, especially in struggling urban districts.
If what they say is true — that some 20 percent of school districts are looking for one right now — I wonder how Oakland will fare in the competition.
As the Oakland school board decides what to do with its soon-to-be-restored authority to choose the district’s first superintendent in five years, should it go for a “rock star?”
Considering that the average superintendent (nationwide) stays in place only a few years, how much emphasis should be placed on a district’s top dog?
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