Martin Cothran (not a fan of Mooneyhan) doesn't think Mark has to wait.
Has anyone noticed that the posting for the open position and the call for applications was posted on the same day that Board Chairman Keith Travis began "negotiating" with Mooneyhan for the position--Tuesday, July 17?
Maybe we've struck on just why it is that the State School Board is starting to look like he Keystone Cops in the process of finding good talent to fill the post at the helm of Kentucky's schools.
Is it really a good idea to limit your options while you are looking for the right person? What does this do for the other well-qualified candidates we ought to be taking a look at out there who might otherwise consider the job now that they have found out that it was done deal from the get go? Do you think these people are going to go to the trouble of applying now that they know the Board has probably already made its pick? And if we knew who we were going to hire, then why did we make the posting in the first place?
If there is a process that is supposed to be followed in the hiring of the interim commissioner, why aren't we following it?
The [Erwin] fiasco happened because there were things about [Erwin] that Board members should have known, but didn't. Exactly how does moving more quickly in the hiring process help to solve that problem? Doesn't it, in fact, actually increase the chances of that kind of thing happening again?
I'm not sure Martin and I would share a vision of where the schools should be going. But we do agree that this board isn't getting us anywhere.