APS: Teacher or Executive Leader

While the case can easily be made that the Albuquerque Public Schools are broken beyond repair and that we should simply start over with heavy doses of school choice, that is a tough, long-term struggle. In the more immediate future, the system is faced with a decision to make over who should lead the school system.
In a recent letter to the editor of The Alibi, I make the case that APS more closely resembles a large business than anything else and that executive experience is more important than teaching experience. Unfortunately, it would seem that the majority of the public wants an educator to fill the role. Of course, it would seem that the majority of the public might not necessarily know exactly what it takes to run a public school system.

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