July 5, 2014

The War on Public Education: What it takes to be "Deputy Secretary of Education"

From the resume of Jim Sheldon, Deputy Secretary of Education.
  • Stanford University Graduate School of Business

  • Senior Program Analyst at Exxon

  • Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company

  • Director at Knowledge Universe

  • President and COO at LearnNow

  • Partner at New Schools Venture Fund

  • Program Director at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Assistant Deputy Secretary at U.S. Department of Education

  • Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer at U.S. Department of Education

    E Stacey said...

    But not an hour in a classroom, much less knowledge of how children learn or teaching methods that work. Tragic.

    Vik Vein said...

    I fully agree with E Stacey all this is just useless if people have never had real practice at school or other educational establishment. Ok, it is excellent that they are quite educated, have their degree and have once written dissertation (however it is so easy to get help with dissertation writing online ) but when you work with student you realize that everything you have read in books differs a lot from what you have and you start realizing all needs and drawbacks. That is really valuable.

    Anonymous said...

    It's ALL DISGUSTING! Follow the money.