In an obvious response to my earlier blog post questioning why she hasn't spoken out about being stripped of all her power, Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson has sent a letter to the legislature calling on them to legally clarify the division of power in the Department of Education.
caused by the current governance structure. It seems logical that an
elected official would be able to select, organize and run his or her
state agency. You can rest assured that the over 2.1 million voters who
voted for me think I have the authority to run the Department. To think
otherwise would discount the voter.
Good on her. It's going to take pressure from her office to get the needed public attention and legislative action on this issue. Unfortunately for her, I doubt she's going to like the outcome.