Friday, March 24, 2006

Maybe it's not the principals' fault

According to this story out of Minneapolis:

St. Paul is known for hiring superintendents short on school chief experience and keeping them longer than the average two years that most urban superintendents last.

Most urban superintendents last only two years? Maybe I shouldn't have been disappointed that my urban-district principals shuffled in and out every three (or less).

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Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

There is no way you can win as an urban superintendent. Tighten up standards, and you will get hammered by the parents and the kids, and, sadly, many of the teachers. Too many urban districts are run as personal fiefdoms of nepotism. The nearest large district near me had near riots when they tried to save some money on maintenance staff becuase those people who worked there HAD A RIGHT to that job-- regardless of the fact that most of the schools look like something out of Sarajevo. Kind of reminds me of France right now.

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