"If he has a masters degree and a doctorate from a reputable ed school, assume that if his lips are moving he is lying.
"If a candidate favorably mentions the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards, or anything from the National Council of Teachers of English, he is not worth your time to interview.
"If a candidate prefers 'portfolio assessment' and other 'authentic assessments' over well crafted standardized tests, you should back away slowly and don't take your eyes off the candidate."
Sunday, July 03, 2005
Chief Academic Officer
Denver has a new schools superintendent and is in need of a "Chief Academic Officer", a position I've never heard of but I like the way it sounds. Linda Seebach of the Rocky Mountain News solicited advice for the new superintendent in choosing this person and got many interesting replies. Many of the people she quoted are people I know through an education maillist of which I am a member, and I trust their judgement(s). Read the entire article, but here are some of the nuggets she uncovered: