The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel runs a piece on the Milwaukee's next superintendent: As the Milwaukee School Board prepares to vote on the next superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, records show that all three finalists have faced a variety of personal and professional struggles in their careers.
Candidates Gregory Thornton of Chester Upland Public Schools in Pennsylvania, Stacy Scott of Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland and Robert Alfaro of Clark County Public Schools in Las Vegas have been connected with bankruptcy filings, tax liens and low performance ratings by subordinates, respectively.
The board has called a special session Friday evening to discuss the candidates and the potential terms of employment for the next superintendent, and there are hints that they will reconvene to open session to vote on the new schools chief.
As a former teacher in MPS, I really do care what happens in MPS and this is not a good thing. If this is the best candidates they could get, then MPS is worse trouble than I thought.
And in case you didn't notice, all the applicants are minorities. You think MPS was just looking for minorities?
And in my viewing of liberal blogs in the Milwaukee area, including a supposed liberal/education blog, nothing has been mentioned. even though this is an old story. How sad.