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Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

02.17.15 Jay Mathews and the Folly of the External Ed Leadership Search

Jay Mathews has a great column out this week called: Why national superintendent searches miss the best people for the job. He uses Montgomery County MD’s superintendent search as a case study. The district is paying a search consultant to comb the nation to find the best candidate. Jay wisely observes: School boards as smart as…