One solution to DISD’s ongoing troubles is to split the district into three or four smaller districts, each run by a separate superintendent and funded independently — the smaller units should make for more homegrown and attentive governance.

As long as each smaller unit receives the same amount of funding for student education, it shouldn’t be a problem, right? And maybe the Texas Rangers will win the World Series next year, too.

Well, how about this idea: Where is it written that an urban school district has to have a superintendent who runs the whole show? Why can’t the DISD board hire a superintendent for academics (a job current Supt. Michael Hinojosa seems to have done well) and a separate superintendent for finance (obviously, this hasn’t been Hinojosa’s strong suit)?