The New More ‘Transparent’ ASD

Gary Rubinstein's Blog

TFA leaders have been dropping like flies.  First there was Michelle Rhee ‘resigning’ as chancellor in DC and then, more recently, ‘stepping down’ as CEO of StudentsFirst.  Wendy Kopp resigned her post as CEO of TFA to lead the international Teach For All.  Then there was Kevin Huffman in Tennessee, Cami Anderson in Newark.  Now that there is a new Governor in Louisiana I am certain that John White will soon be ‘opting to spend more time with his family’ and then that will be it for the first generation TFA system leaders.

Of all the fallen TFA leaders, however, the one who I have spent the most time covering is the Tennessee Achievement School District’s (ASD) superintendent Chris Barbic.  I suppose this is partly because I was, at one time, fairly good friends with him and still have a cordial relationship with him.  Of all the reformer leaders, I’ve…

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