This Dale Erquiaga is completely unqualified for the job, but being qualified isn't what Governor Sandoval wants. He wants a yes man in the role:
“It’s a tough one,” said Melcher about the need of a superintendent to have classroom experience. “We are moving out of the traditional norm that people are used to. I know when we were hiring a new president at Great Basin College, the faculty was adamant: ‘Boy, they better have some classroom instructional experience.’
“Then there were people on the other side who said, ‘Well, how important is that?’” Melcher said. “(They said,) ‘We need a leader to lead this institution.’ That is a fair debate that will continue for years to come.”
This is why "reformers" are fucking up the education system--they don't know any goddamned thing about education, teaching, or learning, but they are motivated solely by ideology.
Oh, and greed for themselves and their backers.