One of the main criticisms of former state education commissioner Bob Corkins was that he had no educational experience and, by extension, didn’t know what the state’s education issues were.
But according to a media advisory sent to The Hall Monitor from the Kansas State Department of Education, neither do the board members.
The media advisory announces a meeting with Brenda Welburn, executive director of the National Association of State Boards of Education. The organization has been contracted to help find the state education commissioner.
The topic of the meeting:
“Mrs. Welborn and State Board members will discuss the results of the environmental survey conducted by NASBE to define the top education issues in Kansas.”
The national organization will base their discussions based on conversations with board members, the governor, legislative leaders, businesses and education organizations.