Thursday, July 16, 2009

Not-so-liveblog of the Worcester School Committee retreat: #3

3. Indicators of success established for district (struggled with by many boards in the country) “to define success in absolute terms”..can never be successful otherwise…be very clear about what success means for your organizations…”amazing how many abdicate their responsibility to the state or federal government” Individual teachers need to know “what success means…whole issue of accountability have escaped for far too long…we are an entitlement culture rather than a performance culture…pushed it off…” he doesn’t have a friendly response to those who say that we are not making cars, we’re working with children. “We aren’t doing what we need to” (reverence here to other countries)..Monfredo says it can’t happen in one year. Lukes says reaching down to classroom level is more difficult, reference to collective bargaining…”perks work against these goals”…implement it, too. Back to presenter:“Obama taking on the unions”

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