So, just because he's smart, he's more suited to planning educational reform than other people?
You want to fix the education system? Create a panel of fully nationally credentialed teachers (certified and educated to masters or above), let them create a plan, and then fund it.
Education is the only profession in which the certified professionals are not in charge of their own system.
The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it. -- Josh Billings