(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)
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!