Thursday, October 09, 2008

Draft Fernandez

Elizabeth Burmaster is not seeking another term as State Superintendent of Public Instruction [1].

So that's pretty cool.  On the other hand, her choice to succeed her is deputy - so that apple isn't goiing to fall far from the tree.

Why not Rose Fernandez?  She did a bang-up job organizing the Wisconsin Coalition of Virtual School Families, took on WEAC and the DPI - we  know she's interested in having public schools that benefit the children, not the crowd in Madison or union leadership.

[1] And what does a State Superintendent of Public Instruction do?  As far as I can tell, the incumbent's job is to enforce the status quo in education on the theory that 'whatever we're doing isn't working out so clearly we need to do more of it'. 

But that's unfair: the real job is to do whatever the teacher's union tells them to do.

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