Removing the principal from a school may be needed but it shouldn’t be “automatic”.
Monthly Archives: March 2010
I love this quick and transparent way of getting feedback.
I plan on presenting at this Conference.
Is college for everyone? No. But it is the job of schools to prepare everyone for college. Once prepared they can decide with all of thier options only. Historically, however, it has been children of color and/or poverty who have, de jur or de facto, not been ready for college. The only way to address overt or other racism/classism is to prepare all students.
Wow! Well, it’s good when people are open to self reflection. Limited to the information in the article I wonder how much her positions have changed. For example, is she against testing? I think that while it may not have help increase student achievement by itself, it’s information we need so that we know how students are performing.
Tier I Schools – Persistently Lowest-Achieving – Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools (CA Dept of Education)
According to RTTT, these schools would need to be reconstituted or some other reform measure needs to take place.
More and more evidence is coming out about just how important the middle school year are to deciding future performance. This plan seems to capitalize on the interest and potential of students at this formative age. However, it’s important to build in flexability because what a 13 year old wants one day may be different when they turn 17 and applying to college.
16 States Announced as Finalists in Phase 1 of Race to the Top Competition Finalists to Present in Mid-March; Winners Announced in Early April
Sort of suprising that California was not selected and it will be interesting to see the comments from the evaluators of why it wasn’t.
Here is a link to my dissertation.
This is not new or unique. Similar findings have been seen accross diffrent industries. Jim Collins in Good to Great documents similar findings.