Arne Duncan does not think we care about making sure that low achievers get great teachers. This is what he said in an interview in The New York Times…
“We have 15,000 school districts in this country. Those should be laboratories for innovation and creativity. We don’t have one school district that I’m aware of in this country, not one out of 15,000, that systematically identifies their highest-performing teachers and principals who get the best results for the kids and puts them with the kids in the communities that need the most help.
What generally happens is exactly the opposite. The kids in the communities who need the most help get the least”.
I know that is wrong in my school and district. Not only are we innovative and creative, I make sure that struggling kids get great teachers. I think we need to let Arne Duncan know he is wrong. In the comments section, write what you do in your school to make sure your struggling students have great teachers. Be specific, add your name and your school’s name and city/town. Write it in the comment below. I will turn the comments into a blog for the Answersheet.
Arne needs to be enlightened.