As Superintendent of Schools Aresta Johnson moves on to a new role at the University of Bridgeport, former Bridgeport school chief Fran Rabinowitz writes in a commentary that appears in the CT Post:
The constant turnover of superintendents in any district results in confusion rather than coherence of teaching and learning in a school district. It broadens and deepens the achievement gap. Educators, rightly so, wonder what’s next? Moreover, poor public behavior from those whom we should hold in high esteem–lack of respect, rudeness and venomous attacks–creates chaos and license for students and staff members to behave in the same way. If board members care about the quality of education in their communities, they must stop the inappropriate and disrespectful behavior and model respect, collaboration and civility for the sake of the children we all serve.
Full commentary here.