As MeganG pointed out in the comments of my post earlier today, Don Allen’s contract with the Minneapolis Public Schools is starting to get the attention it deserves.
Apparently, Mr. Allen’s marketing pieces play up the successes of notable alums, but contain serious factual errors that could be easily verified at Wikipedia. (ex. which high school did Prince attend?)
Strangely, Stan Alleyne is continuing to stand by Mr. Allen in spite of his sloppy work:
The school district’s legal department reviewed and approved the contract without reservation, district spokesman Stan Alleyne said.
“This was a good proposal that will benefit the district,” Alleyne said. “It’s legit and quality. We thought it was worth trying.”
But, the real money quote goes to Don, who said:
“It may have been a bad call to give me a contract,” Allen said, “but they didn’t have the talent in-house.”
This is definitely worth a read. Don’t miss the comments on this one.