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    The Principal Problem

    Ohanian Comment: If you're in the mood to be outraged, you can listen to the show at the url below. Here is the board of directors for New Leaders for New Schools, the outfit featured on this edition of The Connection. Jon Schnur is the CEO. His thinking is, if you can lead an Army unit in Iraq, you can turn around a failing school in New York City.

    Josh Bekenstein -- Managing Director, Bain Capital Partners

    James Bell -- CFO, The Boeing Company

    Edwin Cohen -- President, The Blessing Way Foundation

    Libia Gil -- Senior Fellow, American Institutes for Research

    Vanessa Kirsch -- President & Co-founder, New Profit, Inc.

    Janet Knupp -- President & Founder, The Chicago Public Education Fund

    Josh Lewis (Board Chair) -- Managing Partner, Solomon Lewis LLC

    Lynn Liao -- Director, The Broad Foundation

    Aaron Lieberman -- CEO, Acelero Learning

    Jonathan Schnur -- CEO, New Leaders for New Schools

    Joanne Weiss -- Managing Partner, New Schools Venture Fund

    In the next five years, nearly half of all public high school principals are expected to retire.

    School districts from Seattle to New York are struggling to find someone willing to take on a job filled with stress, school violence, long hours, and shrinking budgets. One man says he has the answer. Jon Schnur is spearheading an effort to recruit and train people like military colonels and business executives to be principals. His thinking is, if you can lead an Army unit in Iraq, you can turn around a failing school in New York City.

    — Dick Gordon
    NPR The Connection


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