Run Schools Like a Business? Flip that Theory to See Flaws

Lisa Woods, a teacher in North Carolina, is sick and tired of hearing that all public schools should be run like a business and that teachers have extraordinary job protections that don’t exist in the private sector. “Applying the business model to schools is as absurd as applying the “school reality” to business. Until a better and fairer assessment and compensation structure is created, those “in the trenches” are actually consulted, and the reality of our working environment is considered and remedied, the symbolic little gesture of tenure will be an important one to insure that excellent teachers remain in North Carolina,” Woods writes. Source: Greensboro News-Record

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