Driving Michelle Rhee, Plus: Joel Klein Needs Your Help!
If you just got laid off from Lehman, do I have an edu-job for you!
Michelle Rhee needs a "safe, prompt, reliable and comfortable driver to assist [the] Chancellor with her daily schedule and a variety of duties. The incumbent’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of DCPS vehicles for the purpose of transporting the Chancellor to and from events in accordance with the daily itinerary of events."
Do all superintendents of big districts get drivers? I had no idea. But just think about the splashy, tell-all book you could write! I'm out of the running as I have no license, but you can find the job posting here. Or if you're in the market for something different, you might apply for the "Critical Response Team."
Speaking of job postings, Juan Gonzalez wrote a column in the Daily News yesterday about the increasing administrative headcount at the NYC Department of Education. Even though there is a hiring freeze, Gonzalez reported that there are 30 new jobs posted at Tweed with precious titles like, "Knowledge Management Domain Leader for Leadership & Organizational Management" ($170,000). It reminds me of college, where there were gazillions of clubs - coalitions supporting homeless guinea pigs and what have you - so everyone could be the president of something.
With an 18% growth in jobs at Tweed over the last three years, I realized that these guys must be running out of catchy job titles fast, and could probably use our help. Plus, Michelle Rhee will eventually need job titles that sparkle, too.
Help these kids out, folks, and submit a job title below. For the first time ever, there is a real, live prize involved (I've been reading too much Roland Fryer, obviously) - the achievement gap tee shirt pictured above. Boys, don't fret - it comes in other colors. Get your entries in by Monday, October 13th at 5pm. Here are some ideas to get you going:
* Senior Blackberry Correspondent
* Director of Achievement Gap Termination
* Truth Squad Captain
* Senior Finder of Efficiencies
* Chief Term Limit Obliterator
* Senior Transcriber of Diane Ravitch's Remarks