Who Will Staff Chairman Harkin For NCLB 2.0?
Who are the main staff people who are going to be doing the heavy lifting for Chairman Harkin if and when it comes time to reauthorize NCLB (aka “The Real Race To The Top”)? I assume they’ll bring someone in, but I can’t think of anyone who’s out there who’s any good who doesn’t already have a better job or would be willing to do it. The most experienced folks have all been sucked into the Obama administration (though I can see someone getting lent to Harkin for all or part of the time). I don’t know which of the Kennedy staffers are going to (be asked to) stay, and whether they’re any good: Bethany Little is there since earlier this year. Emma Vadhera left in January and hasn’t been replaced to my knowledge. David Johns (pictured) is still there, I think. I don’t know who the education LA is in Harkin’s personal office, if he has one.