posted on February 22, 2012 09:39
Tony Tata is the Karl Hess of school superintendents: a click too sensitive to criticism.
(Memo to all – and self: The next time you get mad at somebody, feel free to compose a blistering e-mail to them. Then immediately hit “Delete.” You won’t regret it.)
Tata had won over a lot of doubters, skeptics and opponents over the past year. He lost them in one weekend.
And he looks like a hypocrite by criticizing school board members for involvement “special interests.” A lot of people thought he got appointed thanks to special interests like the Tea Party and the Wake County public school-haters.
Most of all, he looks alarmingly thin-skinned for a retired general and experienced administrator. He needs to put the schools ahead of his ego.