July 17, 2007

Fool Me Twice

The Kentucky State Board of Education is taking the heat for Barbara Erwin’s withdrawal as Commissioner of Education on the eve of her officially taking office, but the real fall guy should be the search firm’s failure to do due diligence in vetting the finalist. Indeed, it appears that because of the firm's bungling the state board won’t take advantage of a clause in the search contract that offers them a free commissioner search from Ray & Associates if the selected finalist doesn’t actually start the job.