You really have to hand it to someone who has probably one of the most demanding jobs in the Columbus area who earned a Doctor of Education degree while doing that job.
I didn’t really care all that much that Dr. David Lewis didn’t have a doctorate when he took the job, but some did and made a big fuss over it. His answer was that, while didn’t have one, he was getting one, and he did, and now he has it.
Of course, that won’t stop critics. They’ll come up with something.
Frankly, I’ve liked Dr. Lewis from the first time I met him when he first came to Columbus. One of the first things he did was visit every school in the district. Also, he knows the value of the arts. He was a music educator before getting into school administration. I sensed that he is the type who gets things done. And that is very hard to do when working with a politicized elected school board and a legislature and governor who drastically cut the public education budget. They did restore some of those cuts when facing reelection, but nowhere near what they cut. Now that they don’t have to worry about an election, let’s see what they do.