Recently, a panel of experts released a report after a 6 year study indicating that they can find no real differences in teacher quality in either approach.
I personally think this will give more credibility to alternative certification efforts around the country. If traditional programs are not superior - then why not continue to expand the alternatives?
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It seems as budgets get tight and schools have to cut back, who stays and who goes become more and more of an issue.
Tenure is more and more of a hot topic these days.
On the other hand - I have seen far too many school administrators hide behind tenure and tell patrons they can’t do anything about poor teachers because they are “tenured.” If this is true (and usually it is not) - it is because the board and administration bargained away their own management rights in collective bargaining agreements.]]>
But Michael Smith (a superintendent in the midwest) has his own blog called The Principal’s Page. Michael has a great sense of humor and knows how to stay humble amidst all the trials in leadership positions.
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The mayor finally closed them down after negotiating some kind of settlement with the teachers union.