Principal: Teachers want to be valued participants in decision-making processes

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 op ed in the Montgomery Advertiser Gerald Shirley, Principal at School of Discovery in Selma, Alabama, describes the benefits of schools where teachers are involved in making management decisions.

“Society expects teachers to meet high standards,” she observes, but “teachers have voiced concerns. They want to be held accountable,” but want to be valued participants in the decision-making processes.

“The teacher-led school minimizes teachers' complaints about policies, because they have to find solutions.”

Give it a read.