Monday, February 28, 2005

Turnover among Virginia school superintendents

The Norfolk paper has this interesting article ("Pressures haunt school division chiefs," 2/28/05) about the turnover in the position of school superintendent for school divisions in Virginia.

In the old days, out here in the hills, the powers that be ran the County, whichever County, and the school superintendent could do their bidding and keep his job forever. Now, that's no longer the case. I am unaware of any statistics, but I think that having elected school boards has contributed in some measure to the increased turnover among superintendents.

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