With all the hoopla over the FCAT these days, you can't help but wonder who would want to inherit the mess as Florida's next education commissioner. No one has applied just yet, and the folks that expressed interest early on have not been so vocal lately. The time is coming, though, for the few, the bold, the commissioner hopefuls to cast their names into the hopper.
The first ad already has been drawn up for the Wall Street Journal. It's short but sweet: "Commissioner of Education - Florida State Board of Education seeks a results-oriented leader to oversee its seamless preK-20 education system with 2,500 FTE employees and budget in excess of $23 billion." More ads are slated to follow, in places including the expected Education Week, the Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times, as well as the more niche oriented publications such as the Hispanic Link and the Black Collegian. The ad budget is just under $6,500. You can see the plan here.