Wednesday, March 19, 2014

You Would Think

You would think a Principal with a strong education background, one with years of experience both teaching and in supervision, would care about keeping the quality of education up.  You would think that a man or woman like this would want people under them who were quality teachers and who recognize quality teachers.  You would think a Principal like this would not empower an assistant who had no clue when it comes to the subject that assistant is in charge of.  You would think the Principal would stop the assistant from pushing experienced, valued teachers out the door while rewarding and commending newbies.

You would think all this if you have not been around NYC schools lately, but those who have been there know that the Principal cares about statistics and nothing else.  Empowering an assistant who knows nothing does not matter as long as that assistant is willing to do anything and everything to keep the statistics up.


Anonymous said...

Leadership programs teach you to bring on your own "people". These people know of no one else. They do not know how a good leader should lead. They are grateful for a position and grateful for their paycheck. This is not a new concept. It is sewerage!

Anonymous said...

I don't think you know my school but you seem to be able to describe it to a T!