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:
- The master list of schools with teacher autonomy.
- A nationwide map showing the locations of the schools.
- How teachers make arrangements with states, districts, unions, and others.
- What we mean by “teacher autonomy”. And, the areas of authority teachers can secure.
As always, we appreciate your comments. And please email us if you notice any errors, or have any additional schools to suggest.