Whiffs of the good-ol’-boy system came when the field for a new Lexington District 1 superintendent was narrowed from 50 to three, one of them an “aide” to the current superintendent.
The rotten smell hit when I noted the public is not invited to examine the finalists.
The reek permeated the room when I read the finalists’ resumes.
Jeff Salters, the local boy, has a master’s of business administration. Zero training as an educator. None. But he did recently attend a quickie school on how to be a school superintendent.
The other two have years of experience as superintendents.
If one of the three finalists has never been an educator, what were the other 47 applicants? School janitors?
I don’t know Salters. He’s probably a great guy. I don’t care, because I know the stink of a dog-and-pony show when I smell one. I’m angry because Salters was clearly chosen long ago, and the public is being cut out. And it stinks.