Just another teaser/preview. Sometime tomorrow the latest installment of “The Brad Show” will air, with guest Jim Rex, SC superintendent of education.
As background, here’s a PDF Dr. Rex sent over in advance of our interview, detailing accomplishments during his tenure.
And for what it’s worth, here’s a list of the questions I used in our interview:
JIM REX – The Brad Show
December 15, 2010
Looking back, what do you consider to be your main accomplishments as superintendent?
What would you have done differently?
Particularly, I’d like to delve into your public-school choice initiatives. To what extent was it a response to the voucher movement? And doesn’t it face many of the same problems that private choice does? (Transportation, equality of access, etc.)
What are the remaining challenges for education in South Carolina?
Why did you decide to run for governor?
Do you wish now that you had run for re-election?
Is there anything you would have done differently in your gubernatorial campaign?
Is there anything the eventual Democratic nominee could have or should have done differently?
You’re an unconventional political officeholder in that you didn’t rise up through a party system and through lower offices. What does it mean to you, and to South Carolina, that the Democratic Party is no longer a player on the state level?
What are your hopes, and your worries, as you look toward Mick Zais taking the helm?
I didn’t read them out, of course — the list is just something I do to prepare my mind and help me if I get stuck. But I think we covered most of the material that the questions envisioned.