In his latest blog for The Huffington Post, EP Founder & CEO Scott Morgan argues why transforming K-12 education will require top leadership talent at every level of our school systems.
As Scott writes:
In many industries, relentlessly pursuing top talent for leadership positions... is the norm. Consider Mark Zuckerberg's recruitment of COO Sheryl Sandberg to Facebook, the Boston Red Sox' (unsuccessful) efforts to hire General Manager Billy Beane from the Oakland A's, or Steve Jobs' legendary pitch to persuade PepsiCo President John Sculley to become Apple's CEO ("Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water, or do you want a chance to change the world?").
Where this talent mindset is harder to find - and where we need it most - is in the U.S. K-12 public education sector, a $600 billion industry with more than 3 million teachers, the second largest workforce in the country. Until recently, relatively little emphasis has been placed on the vital role that great leaders and managers working outside of the classroom can play in supporting the work of teachers to provide an excellent education for students.
Read Scott's full post in The Huffington Post