Clive McFarlane: Worcester needs plan to ensure excellence in all its schools

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There is a difference between a high school principal getting the best she can out of the ninth-graders who walked through her doors and a superintendent making sure that the students who get to the ninth grade are accomplished enough to get the best out of their high school education.

A superintendent, if he or she does her job well, can make the job of a high school principal so much easier.

Maureen Benienda, as a high school principal, demonstrated competence and success in that role, and her supporters were convinced she would do likewise as superintendent of schools.

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