Wednesday, June 11, 2008

New Superintendent--in Memphis

Memphis has a new superintendent of schools according to the Commercial-Appeal. His name is Kriner Cash and he's leaving the Miami-Dade County (Fla.) Public Schools where he served as its 'chief of accountability and systemwide performance'. His only superintendent experience is at Martha's Vineyard (yes, THAT Martha's Vineyard).

The past year has been a harsh year for all involved with Memphis City Schools, as the district has faced operational scandals that have led to federal investigations and school violence that garnered national attention.

Cash said he would want to see the district have its own police force, something he has found effective in Miami.

Good luck Mr. Cash. Memphis has issues that are systemic and go way beyond the school system. You can try and create an accountability plan, but accountability isn't anything that Memphis powers-that-be welcome.
"A new day is dawning for Memphis City Schools," an emotional Cash said. "Starting today, the sun is going to shine for the whole world to see on the mighty bluff of Tennessee."

With poetry like that maybe they hired Jesse Jackson?

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