The Hartford Courant’s Kathleen Megan chronicles the battle for education policy control in Connecticut’s largest city with an emphasis on the resignation of school chief Fran Rabinowitz. Once again, Rabinowitz asserts, she could not function in her role with the so-called intrusion of one Board of Education member Maria Pereira. But revealing in the article was the way the state threw Rabinowitz under the bus after she begged for the state to take over city schools last spring.
But when she reached out for assistance from the state in May, she said, she got empathy but little else. “When I actually felt that the state was in no way going to intervene in the near future, that was incredibly hard for me as well. I was devastated,” said Rabinowitz who announced her intention earlier this month to resign at the end of the December. “It makes me crazy that there is not an entity that can come in and say, ‘Enough.’ There’s got to be someone who can come in and say, ‘We can’t do this anymore. This isn’t good for the kids.'”
Rabinowitz admits she quit to gain attention. If it’s really about the kids, doesn’t she stay instead of quitting? Full story here.