When Dr. Pat Cooper became superintendent of schools, those of us interested in improving public education had high hopes real reform would be possible under his leadership. Unfortunately Dr. Cooper’s petulant management style and inability to accept differences of opinion or criticism has made things worse, not better. Dr. Cooper’s handling of the selection of a third party administrator for the system’s group health plan convinced me he is not the man we had hoped he would be. Dr. Cooper’s divisive and “my way or the highway” tactics have only served to postpone long overdue reforms in public education. It is time for him to go.