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Runcible Spoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 12:56 PM
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23. well, principals are pretty low down on the administrator chain of command...
the point remains that there is still a pretty big gender gap in administration. My problem isn't with gender as much as it is with empowering teachers to take a more active role in policy.
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  -Has there ever been a Sec of Education with public, grade school teaching experience? jpljr77  Dec-16-08 11:53 AM   #0 
  - It seems that teachers never set education policy.  IMModerate   Dec-16-08 11:56 AM   #1 
  - Right. So the question is: Is that a good thing? n/t  jpljr77   Dec-16-08 11:58 AM   #2 
  - Well, how's it working so far?  IMModerate   Dec-16-08 12:06 PM   #5 
  - And men are disproportionately represented in education leadership...  MookieWilson   Dec-16-08 11:59 AM   #3 
  - I would presume no.  FarceOfNature   Dec-16-08 12:00 PM   #4 
  - Inner city, suburban, exurban...hell, any public teacher would do.  jpljr77   Dec-16-08 12:09 PM   #6 
     - yeah you're right, I'll take any public teacher  FarceOfNature   Dec-16-08 12:21 PM   #10 
  - How long did he teach? Most men, and it is mostly men, who go into  DemBones DemBones   Dec-16-08 12:10 PM   #7 
  - Who, Duncan? He has no teaching experience.  jpljr77   Dec-16-08 12:13 PM   #9 
  - private schools and those programs are either selective or self-selective  yurbud   Dec-16-08 12:54 PM   #21 
  - I have been a public school teacher for 35 years (thank you GI Bill).  11 Bravo   Dec-16-08 12:28 PM   #13 
     - well, principals are pretty low down on the administrator chain of command...  FarceOfNature   Dec-16-08 12:56 PM   #23 
  - it is insulting to teachers to have someone who entered education at administrator level or above  yurbud   Dec-16-08 12:12 PM   #8 
  - Amen to that! Oh, and I've written grant proposals for public schools before..  FarceOfNature   Dec-16-08 12:26 PM   #12 
     - I went out with a girl from a personal ad who worked for a school district...  yurbud   Dec-16-08 12:50 PM   #19 
        - ughh, I bet she has "Who Moved My Cheese? Teacher's Edition" or some such crap  FarceOfNature   Dec-16-08 01:00 PM   #24 
           - that sounds vaguely familiar  yurbud   Dec-16-08 01:54 PM   #26 
  - We think problem with Detroit is CEOs don't know or care about making cars...  yurbud   Dec-16-08 12:24 PM   #11 
  - All great ideas, especially the first bullet, obviously. But...  jpljr77   Dec-16-08 12:42 PM   #16 
     - that's a critical problem, but people are working their asses off today and see little of kids  yurbud   Dec-16-08 12:44 PM   #17 
     - What about something dumb and simple, like one mandatory parental education seminar?  jpljr77   Dec-16-08 12:53 PM   #20 
        - how could you make it mandatory? And would it stick?  yurbud   Dec-16-08 12:55 PM   #22 
           - True, lots of holes, and this isn't a "pet" solution, just an off-the-cuff brainstorm.  jpljr77   Dec-16-08 01:03 PM   #25 
              - I wonder if someone has studied why parent involvement has declined?  yurbud   Dec-16-08 01:55 PM   #27 
     - another secret: if you have involved parents, teacher quality doesn't matter as much  yurbud   Dec-16-08 12:46 PM   #18 
  - LBJ was a teacher himself  yurbud   Dec-16-08 12:35 PM   #14 
  - part of the problem, expert or not, is money. People are trying to figure out how to fix it  yurbud   Dec-16-08 12:40 PM   #15 

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