MEDIA: Ed Sector Mysteriously Takes Down USDE Jobs Post [updated]
On Wednesday, the Ed Sector's Tom Toch reported that Jon Schnur had -- finally -- accepted the chief of staff job in Arne Duncan's USDE.
He also reported on what Mike Smith, John Easton, & Bob Shireman were going to be doing.
Then the post was taken down -- nowhere to be seen (as of early Friday morning).
Who made the request -- and why did the Ed Sector comply without any explanation to readers -- I don't know.
So much for transparency and accountability -- not to speak of knowing how the Internet works.
Click below for the text of the "disappeared" post.
UPDATE: Mystery solved? Here's Toch's corrected update, which says little beyond "I took the post down after I learned more details about their status."
Marshall (Mike) Smith, head of the education program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation until last November and the acting deputy secretary during the Clinton era, has signed on for a year or two as a senior counselor to Duncan and is currently playing point on the education portion of the stimulus package.
Jon Schnur, co-founder and CEO of the social entrepreneur enterprise New Leaders for New Schools and a former aide to Vice President Al Gore, gets the nod as chief of staff.
Bob Shireman, founder of The Institute for College Access & Success and a long-time Washington higher education wonk, is set to buzz into the game as assistant secretary for higher education.
And John Easton, executive director of the non-profit Consortium on Chicago School Research and a former research director in the Chicago public school system, moves into the paint as director of the Institute of Education Sciences, the department's research body.
They're a bunch of white guys. Can they jump?