Public vetting can help the KBE avoid past problems and make a better decision. When public boards perform their duties on behalf of the public, citizens can provide valuable input and governors don't need to get involved. But this only works if the board is sincerely listening and remains open-minded.
Day, Richard E., "Conduct open search for ed chief - Take a lesson from botched job in 2007" (2009). Curriculum and Instruction Faculty and Staff Scholarship. Paper 39.