Ex-Intel CEO praises Arizona’s ‘massive’ educational transformation

Craig Barrett has expressed strong opinions on Arizona’s education system, the Huffington Post reports. In 2011, Barrett, former chief executive of Intel, told lawmakers and business leaders that Arizona would not be on Intel’s list of top 10 choices if his former company was looking to build a new operation. Later in the year, Barrett said during an interview he would change the process of educating and evaluating teachers, paying teachers according to their performance and area of expertise. Barrett was appointed last year by Gov. Jan Brewer as chairman of the Arizona Ready Education Council, a group created by Brewer to advise her on education issues. The former businessman and current charter-school executive hosted a forum Tuesday with a group of teachers, principals and other administrators from the Vail School District. The forum was held at Andrada Polytechnic High School in the Vail district…

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