More comments on Shael Polakow-Suransky:
From Dan Katzir (www.broadeducation.org/asset/1049-091203.dk.pdf):
Shael is a Broad Superintendents Academy graduate so I know him well. He is a rock star. Smart and uber-reform minded. He is a great leader and a great choice for NYC.
From Deb Gist, head of RI's schools:
Shael and I were in the Broad Superintendents Academy together. He is brilliant, talented, experienced, knowledgeable and deeply committed to education reform. He is an inspired choice for the role.
From a friend:
I'll add my voice to the chorus of support for Shael. He is indeed "the real deal." Shael has been one of the intellectual powerhouses behind the Klein administration's theory of change: leadership, empowerment, and accountability. He is thoughtful, experienced, realistic, and very supportive of school leadership teams. Cathie Black will be lucky to have him at her side.