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EAA chancellor leaves the way he came in, under a cloud of turmoil

by: Eric B.

Sat Jun 14, 2014 at 11:45:00 AM EDT

A few years ago, our benevolent overlord Rick Michigan paid a ton of money to some guy in charge of schools in Kansas City to come to Michigan on the grounds that you had to pay talent to get talent. Then we found out that not only did he leave in a cloud of controversy, but that he hadn't in fact turned our the schools he was charged with improving.

A couple of years later, with the schools under the EAA not actually improving, a cloud of controversy was again whipped up. It's more travel expenses, not that he has a body man driving him around for some reason (what is with these people that they are incapable of driving their own cars?).

And, as before, the guy goes away.

John Covington is in talks to leave as chancellor of the embattled Education Achievement Authority.

Covington, who is less than three years into his tenure as head of the turnaround school district, has told Gov. Rick Snyder he will be resigning, according to two sources familiar with his plans. Although the departure deal is not finalized, the announcement is expected to come this month.

Keep in mind that the drive was to expand this thing, even as its leadership was being exposed as already in over his head.

Eric B. :: EAA chancellor leaves the way he came in, under a cloud of turmoil
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Martin Mayhew is on the hot seat
Perhaps Covington can succeed him as general manager of the Lions.

I think putting "succeed" and "Lions" in the same sentence is a usage error.

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul.

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