Montgomery County Superintendent Joshua Starr has been mentioned, but may have Obama administration heavyweights lobbying de Blasio not to consider him because of his strong anti-testing positions, sources said.
Not a surprise, given how much weight they have put on high stakes testing in their ed policy.
Still, it's screwed up if true and just one more example in a long list of them why I regret voting for Obama in '08.
One other interesting point in the article - Kathleen Cashin now seems to be a long shot:
Also mentioned by sources is Stanford University professor Linda Darling-Hammond, who does not have administration experience, and Kathleen Cashin, a former city superintendent and member of the state Board of Regents, who has yet to get an audience with de Blasio, sources said.
I'm not biting on the Darling-Hammond mention. I am skeptical she is on the list.
I did think Cashin was on the list, but if de Blasio hasn't yet had "an audience" with her and the pick is expected to be announced next week, then maybe she isn't a serious contender.
Someone on twitter said, if the Obama administration is opposed to Starr, then there must be something very, very good about him.
I'd have to agree with that.