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Management Principles and the Washington, DC Public Schools (A): Choosing a Chancellor

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ABSTRACT

The business career of MIT Sloan alumnus Victor Reinoso took an unlikely turn when he became Deputy Mayor for Education in Washington, DC, in November 2006. Once in office, Reinoso took a series of steps to remedy the problems confronting the DC public schools (DCPS), including making a recommendation to then Washington, DC Mayor Adrian Fenty on who should be named the next chancellor of DCPS.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE

To illustrate the utility of business practices in the society at large while helping students see beyond the cliché that “the business of business is business”; explore the relation of management principles to nonbusiness goals; and demonstrate the art of preparing for a turnaround.

COULD BE TAUGHT IN THE FOLLOWING COURSE(S)

leadership, strategy, public administration

 

MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES AND THE WASHINGTON, DC PUBLIC SCHOOLS (A): CHOOSING A CHANCELLOR

 

Educator Copy*

*An educator (non-watermarked) copy of this case is available only to individuals who hold teaching positions at academic institutions and want to use the case in a course.

 

SUPPLEMENT MATERIALS UPON REQUEST

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Management Principles and the Washington, DC Public Schools (B): Race to the Top and       Management Principles and the Washington, DC Public Schools (C): Former Mayor Adrian Fenty Reflects