Monday, July 14, 2008

Dr. Z Out as Tulsa School Leader

Breaking news tonight: Dr. Michael Zolkoski, the embattled superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools, will leave his position in October.

The decision was announced tonight after a meeting of the Tulsa School Board. TPS will pay Zolkoski a cool $400,000 as part of his contract termination.

As readers of the Tulsa World know, Dr. Z's tenure at TPS has been marked by a number of failures, including the out-of-control alternative school that Zolkoski set up but failed to oversee.

Dr. Z's fate had been predicted in some TPS circles. Among other things, he had been criticized for his know-it-all attitude and a failure to take advice from, well, anyone.

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