Why run for DPI superintendent?

by thoughtfulconservative

From the Waukesha Freeman,

The state superintendent is largely an administrative post, with little actual power over setting policy, but able to use the position to advocate for their priorities across the state.

The superintendent is responsible for governing Wisconsin’s public schools, administering state and federal aid, and offering guidance to teachers and administrators. The superintendent also crafts a spending request every two years to run the agency and provide state aid to public schools, which is subject to approval by the Legislature. [Emphasis mine]

So they have little power, except what’s enumerated in the second paragraph in the quoted part?

So why would anyone want to run?

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2 Comments to “Why run for DPI superintendent?”

  1. If you would have come to the Christmas Party, you could have asked Rose Fernandez this question, I’m sure she would have given a good answer. 😉

  2. Yeah, I hated to miss it. Would have been nice to see everyone.

    In reality it looks like they do have responsibility based on the second paragraph. I was mostly questioning the Freeman story since I don’t get to do it too often.

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