By Richard Roeper
Frank Tassone was the closest thing to a rock star you’ll ever see in the field of school administration.
As the superintendent for New York’s Roslyn School District in the 1990s and early 2000s, Tassone was a commanding, charismatic figure who always wore well-tailored suits, tooled about in a Mercedes, knew the names of nearly every teacher, parent and student and basked in the adoration of the community. They worshipped Tassone because he spearheaded the district’s ascent to becoming ranked the fourth best public school system in the country.
Only a few problems. As budget requests soared, school structures remained in disrepair. The roof leaked – in multiple places. Some of the contracting firms billing the