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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:13 PM
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Gov. Rick Snyder to call for overhaul of outdated public school system in speech Wednesday
Source: Detroit Free Press

Gov. Rick Snyder to
call for overhaul of
outdated public
school system in
speech Wednesday

BY CHRIS CHRISTOFF

DETROIT FREE PRESS LANSING BUREAU CHIEF

12:16 PM, Apr. 25, 2011|

EAST LANSING Michigans public schools
need to more rigorously measure students'
academic growth, but with fewer state rules
to make that happen, Gov. Rick Snyder
said today.

That means more autonomy for individual
schools and teachers, and a system to
financially reward outstanding teachers who
can mentor others.

Also, state schools superintendent Michael
Flanagan called for a virtual deregulation of
schools, such as eliminating minimum
number of hours or days students must
attend each year.

Thats a change Snyder hinted hell include
in his special message on education
Wednesday. He said the state should give
teachers and schools and the state more
flexibility to teach and to lift all students to
higher academic standards.

Read more: http://www.freep.com/article/20110425/NEWS06/110425033/...



The comments alone are worth the trip.
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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:21 PM
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1. Yes the comments are worth reading...
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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:52 PM
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2. Don't know.
I've seen a lot of the regulations. Some are issued on the advice of "experts" and simply don't work. Some regulations are pure CYA-material, intended to protect teachers. Others are to protect the principals or students.

At least this has one thing going for it: If you hold teachers responsible, if they're the ones that will bear the brunt for failed policies and regulations, then at least they should have the authority to set the policies and regulations. (Not that this necessarily produces that: After all, principals are very unlikely to give up power and authority on their own. It's a common failing, wanting authority without responsibility. "I'm in charge. But blame the other guy if things go wrong.")
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 08:05 AM
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3. Here it comes...
the whole sale gutting of a public school system for corporate profit.

welcome to the new republican indoctrination centers.
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