Wanted: Chief for Change

Great blog from my favorite Tennessean guy (next to my brother and nephew) about CCSSO, grant manipulation, and how some of our local players have broken rules and laws on a nationally recognized level.

Pastorek is back, and inserting his tiny child-like lawyer fingers into Louisiana’s education pie again. More on that later, but for now please read this awesome recap from TC.

Dad Gone Wild

th44C1K480Last year when I started reading educational missives from the Chiefs for Change, for a minute or two I wondered what it takes to be a member of  Chiefs for Change. In case you didn’t know, Chiefs for Change is a national organization made up of seven current state education superintendents and then six more Members Emeritus. Which as far as I can tell, emeritus means guys who were once state superintendents but are now just citizens trying to make a buck off of education. According to their web site, they are committed to putting children first through bold, visionary education reform that will increase student achievement and prepare students for success in college and careers . It’s pretty heady stuff.

I don’t need to tell you that they are big supporters of Common Core, TFA, Charters Schools and accountability. They are such big supporters of accountability that one member, New Mexico’s…

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3 thoughts on “Wanted: Chief for Change

  1. This was hilarious!
    “Pastorek is back, and inserting his tiny child-like lawyer fingers into Louisiana’s education pie again.”

    It was the tiny high-water pants that used to make me laugh. He’d go out and eat expensive dinners all over the country with whomever he was trying to impress that week – probably on the taxpayer dime – and the more weight he’d gain, the higher his pant hems would get. You’d think as much money as he made, he’d have been able to have suits in different sizes to accomodate his fluctuations.

    1. He thinks he’s coming back to take some names and kick some ass. I left him alone while he was out of the picture. This is my hood now. I’m gonna need a new Reform stooge to focus my ire on now that John White is almost out of the picture.

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