Guest Post: Teachers working in a professional cooperative

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.

In this video Roxane Mayeur, co-lead teacher at Community High School in Milwaukee, describes the advantages of working in a school run by a teacher cooperative. Community High School is served by a professional practice of teachers operating informally as cooperative.

Roxane describes how she and others decided to form a teacher cooperative because it is easier to get teachers to take responsibility and be accountable for what they do when they are in the decision-making role.

Education|Evolving maintains an inventory of Teacher Professional Partnerships, including a description of the Milwaukee teacher cooperatives, on its website.