Sina-cism: Worcester’s search for itself

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Worcester’s search for a new superintendent of schools isn’t really a search for a new superintendent of schools.

Chris Sinacola

Chris Sinacola

Sure, it looks like one. There are the usual debating points: Should the next superintendent be an insider or an outsider? Should a committee look nationwide, or just within the district? Should it seek out candidates who resemble the city’s diverse student population, whatever that means?

For now, the School Committee has decided upon an in-district search. That may change. But if the search process cannot be known, two things are certain: First, someone will be chosen. Second, some will applaud that choice while others will cry foul.


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