Can Teachers Run Their Own Schools?

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 case study of Avalon School and several other teacher-led schools in the upper Midwest, Claremont University researcher Charles Kerchner found some interesting things: The schools use resources differently than traditional district schools. The teachers, as managers of the school, have constructed a much different method of teaching. And, they slice up authority and responsibility differently–including assigning a good bit of responsibility for learning to the students, themselves.

For more information about Teacher Professional Partnerships check the TPP tag on this blog, or these resources on Education|Evolving’s website.

Here's the case study report:

Image: Charles Kerchner