Oregon Governor Appoints Himself Superintendent of Schools

(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)

Very interesting move by Governor John Kitzhaber, coming right after stirrings of reform in the previous session. Money quote from the AEI post:

However, if Kitzhaber is truly able to streamline decisions and pass substantial reform while keeping his appointments apolitical, Oregon may see relief for a system that, as lobbyist for the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators Chuck Bennett described, is “wallowing in mediocrity.”

Wallowing in mediocrity may be a bit too kind to describe Oregon’s academic progress, or lack thereof. Win or lose, Kitzhaber has taken a bold step to assume responsibility for progress in Oregon schools.

Bully for him!

One Response to Oregon Governor Appoints Himself Superintendent of Schools

  1. MOMwithAbrain says:

    They’ve been immersed in progressive education by progressive educators for decades. Why would anyone be surprised by the complete failure of public ed in Oregon? I’m not.

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