This blog post originally appeared on the Education Innovating blog run by Education Evolving from 2010 to 2011. It has now been merged into our main blog.
It's worth taking a close look at our current approach to school management.
Our deal with teachers has been that we don’t give you professional authority, and in exchange you don’t give us accountability. Why not cut a new deal: in exchange for real accountability we’ll give you real authority?
We believe that we'll see more innovation in schools where decisions are made by those who know the students' contexts and needs the best -- the teachers. We've been following a growing number of schools nationwide where teachers are able to control what matters for school success.
Today we announce our new National Inventory of Schools with Teacher Autonomy. In it you'll find:
As always, we appreciate your comments. And please email us if you notice any errors, or have any additional schools to suggest.
Chartering in Minnesota will be a topic of focus on this blog in 2016. We'll cover the innovation occurring in the sector's schools, new starts and school closures, personnel changes, legislative and rule making activity, the authorizer review process, and more.