October 2, 2007

Smith the Favorite in Florida

The Palm Beach Post is reporting that Eric Smith is the semi-finalist candidate with the inside track to become the next Florida Commissioner of Education. “The 57-year-old former superintendent in North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia, was the only candidate all seven members of the state Board of Education endorsed after interviews in September. Three board members wanted to hire him on the spot,” reports the Post. Current Florida Chancellor (and former Minnesota chief) Cheri Pierson Yecke and Joseph Marinelli are the other two candidates under consideration. The Florida State Board of Education will interview all three again on October 8.