Skip to main content

Syndicate contentschool personnel

Where Teachers Are Replaceable Widgets, Education Suffers

Published on: 
Mon, 04/09/2012

We have become convinced that in our nation's struggling urban schools, teachers and would-be education reformers are battling through a hurricane that shows no signs of abating. We call this hurricane "churn."

Churn is a remarkable instability among school personnel that makes it nearly impossible to build a professional community or develop long-term relationships with students. It happens when teachers are treated like interchangeable parts who can be moved around cavalierly to plug a hole in a school schedule. It happens when administrators repeatedly order teachers to switch to a different grade, teach a different subject, or move to a different school.

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes