NC’s Superintendent who is also the new confirmed CCSSO President is about to become the longest termed Superintendent in the country. Atkinson was CCSSO President-elect up until the 14th of November.
— JC Considine (@ConsidineJC) November 14, 2014
That’s a lot of political dodging and weaving to stay in the top Educrat spot in NC, but for how much longer? Speculations are Atkinson won’t run in 2016.
I think it would be a fair assessment that Dr. Atkinson is in education the equivalent of a career politician.
Given her significant role in bringing Common Core to North Carolina and the subsequent firestorm, perhaps she’ll be heading to a cushy Gates-tied job like former Governor Perdue.