Is friction driving out Seattle school superintendents?


Just days before Seattle school Superintendent José Banda interviewed with the Sacramento School Board for its top job, he sent a blistering email to his own board members about their treatment of his staff over the selection of new elementary-school math textbooks.

Banda and his staff wanted the same textbook that a review committee had recommended. But four of the seven board members had pushed for — and ultimately got — a different math book, and it was their exchanges with Banda’s staff leading up to that choice that prompted his email, which was sent on the eve of the board’s vote.


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