Sunday, September 16, 2012

School board got what it wanted, but at what price?

by Frank Daniels, Sep 16, 2012, The Tennessean
The rationale of rejection sounds empty to me, smacking more of racial politics than sound educational policy-making. And I wonder why, at a time when innovative solutions should be welcomed warmly, we send the signal, “don’t bother bringing your ideas here — we like the way our schools are performing.”

 .....without clear standards to reject the Great Hearts application, and faced with clear instructions from state education leaders that open-enrollment charter schools should be welcomed, a majority of the Metro board chose to vote their feelings and reject the school....

Raising undocumented fears is not responsible leadership at a time when higher academic standards and expectations should be warmly welcomed.(link)
Excellent! I could not agree more. Rod

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