Blog: The Educated Reporter

Leadership capacity and RTTT.

Already there is talk in Tennessee about whether the state can find enough people experienced and savvy enough to fill the high-level jobs created by its successful Race to the Top bid. It stands to wonder, then, whether the talent pool can match the challenge once a dozen or so more states are in the mix for major reform.

Oversight directors, accountability advisers—not sure what kind of people fill these jobs. Think tankers? CMO gurus? Superintendents? Do they need to have track records of large-scale success in education reform? Because, sadly, that rules out a lot of people. And how many of the ones who do are looking for new jobs, at state salaries?