After Paul Vallas’ annoucement last week that he will be returning to Chicago in 2010, a number of Educate Now!’s members asked me for my perspective on this coming transition. This Notebook is also the subject of a guest column in today’s Times Picayune.
So, what will Paull Vallas’ depature in 2010 mean for the school reform effort?
After he leaves, student achievement in New Orleans will continue to improve.
How can I proclaim this with such confidence?
Because we now have a new model of public education reform that is no longer dependent upon Paul Vallas or any other single person for its success.