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Fire in the belly

In Education, Public Schools on January 27, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Cross posted excerpt from a guest writer post at AWB:

All the talk about improving schools getting federal Obama money has brought to the forefront the idea of “What makes a good school?” Is it changing for change-sake?

Fort Wayne Community Schools thinksmoving people around is a big part of the answer, apparently. A principal from the South Side would be better for the North Side–a shake-up for the good-of-the-student is a big portion of their plan. I have yet to understand their full rational at this point. I do like the idea of different job duties for assistant principals than in the past, but still have a lot of questions.

Finding the right teacher is more important. Good teachers, the BEST teachers, need to have fire in their belly.

For the rest of the article click here.

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  1. My fear is that Race to the Top will be a dismal failure. Fire in the Belly would be nice. I think instead they got big dollar signs on the seat of their pants. They want free money and really are against it being tied to performance.

    The NEA did say last summer that money is power. I thought knowledge was power? Guess that’s why I went into business and not teaching.

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