Thompson: Rushed, Rigid "Broadies" Don't Last Long
When my district hired a graduate of the Broad Superintendents Academy , it seemed like we had been doubly lucky, hiring an incredibly talented individual who was supported by the Broad team. The superintendent's sincerity was beyond question, and he was gracious even when I defeated him in a buffalo chip throwing contest! But he was in too much of a hurry to implement the Broad playbook and was forced to resign after six months. Chicago's new superintendent, Jean-Claude Brizard, is also from the Broad School. We should ask why Brizard could not get along with the archetypical union reformer, Adam Urbanski. Rochester teachers have long supported Urbanski's moderation, but 95% of them expressed "no confidence" in Brizzard. Joy Resmovits of the Huffington Post explains that Brizard, a former teacher, was a good listener when he was in New York City but that he in Rochester he seemed to have adopted the Broad "one-size fits all" ideology. - JT(@drjohnthompson) Image via.