Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Cleveland Public Schools

Hires Greg Henderson to “turn around” 10 failing elementary schools on October 31, and then demotes / reassigns him from Asst. Superintendent to Assistant HS Principal on December 1.

It will be interesting to find out what actually happened here – I don’t think that anyone is claiming that these schools have “turned around”. It doesn’t seem likely that he’d committed anything seriously illegal, since he’s retaining a $113,000 job in the district. Did he refuse to hire some BOE member’s niece? Ort try to hire Marc Dann? Actually want to do something that would improve the school but hurt the union? Or was he just not up to managing something this large?

A one month trial period seems awfully short for a situation that has been neglected for years.