A few weeks ago, I posted one observation from my long conversation with Cindy Marten, who will be the superintendent of San Diego Unified School District.
It got some reaction, including a frustrated commenter who thought I spent too much time in the conversation and in my post trying to find someone to blame for the school system’s current state.
He even went so far as to say I badgered her about it in our conversation.
I thought the whole discussion was a valuable one so I had it transcribed.
Here it is. It’s as far into Cindy Marten’s brain as I could go. I think it’s fascinating and full of potential stories and other observations like the one I made.
Below is our whole exchange, very lightly edited. I cut out only the sentences that didn’t make sense from our recording.