Leadership: Get Over Yourselves, Educators
Degreed educators don't "own" public education anymore, just like traditionally trained teachers don't own classrooms (and professional journalists don't own journalism, FWIW). Those times are gone. It's not like the old way was uniformly better than the new way, either. That's why having a nontraditional superintendent with help from career educators isn't particularly new or objectionable. GothamSchools describes how other cities have done the CEO /CAO thing (A look at three other cities). The Hechinger Report's Sarah Garland connects the curent debate to the underlying issues of experience vs. performance in the classroom (Experience necessary?). A 2001 Jay Mathews article in AASA's School Administration describes the trend's early beginnings (Chief Academic Officers).