Wash. Post’s Haynes writes-up the entry of the New Leaders For New Schools program into Washington, D.C. Interesting story though he’s too polite to note the absurdity of complaining about trying anything that isn’t one of the “proven” things happening now in D.C. (particularly because of the thin evidence base for traditional principal preparation programs now…Wasn’t one of Levine’s reccomendations to create professional track quasi-MBA programs for aspiring managers? It was! And, that’s basically what NLNS does…).
All D.C. is “proving” at this point is the political, economic, and social death spiral that occurs when public schools become the educational provider of last resort. Try something new and judge the new leaders on their results.