Letting Good Teachers Get Away
Have you seen the latest study conducted and published by the The New Teacher Project? Study in several big cities (ex. New York and Houston). More than 20,000 teachers surveyed. Here is the most shocking thing I read in a review of the study (beyond the hard data which is shocking enough on its own). “According to a survey of 20,000 teachers done for the study, less than half of high-performers were even told they were doing well. One talented teacher with three decades of experience transferred to a high-poverty school so she could share her considerable skills. But school leaders failed to take much notice of her expertise or ideas. One year later when she resigned, the principal didn’t even blink. If he had just tried to stop her, she said, she would have stayed.”
OMG. Do we call this leadership?