Chicago superintendent Arne Duncan maintains his big lead today in our education insiders poll. Former South Carolina state superintendent Inez Tenenbaum has solidified her hold on the second-place spot, a proposition that makes libertarians nervous. (Frankly, I'm not thrilled about it either.) Meanwhile, our group is warming to the prospects of Michael Lomax, the head of the United Negro College Fund. He's a higher education expert, and look--he's a fan of KIPP! But come on people, face it: it's going to be Bill Richardson, trust me.
Other folks mentioned today: Mike Easley, Freeman Hrabowski, Kathleen Sebelius, Hugh Price, Bill Richardson, Peter McWalters, Ted Mitchell, Wendy Kopp, Tim Kaine, Erskine Bowles, Jim Shelton, Alan Bersin, and Jon Schnur.