Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Is education failing to truly remove unsuccessful principals?

There has been a lot of hue and cry in the press over the past year as public school accountability measures required by the federal government have been kicking in across the nation.

Here in Kentucky, for example, we have seen a number of school principals removed from the current schools of assignment under the Persistently Low-Achieving Schools program created by House Bill 176 from the 2010 Regular Legislative Session.

But, the Associated Press is now raising a question – where are the ousted principals going?

It turns out most are quickly finding jobs – right back in education administration. In some cases, they are serving again as principals.

It’s an awfully strange way to make changes that might really boost student learning.

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