Superintendents Speak Up

From Peter Greene’s CURMUDGUCATION

On the first day of school, my wife’s superintendent got choked up.

He was delivering the usual kick-off speech, and she said he started to talk about testing and numbers and the students. He reminded his staff that students were not just test scores, not just a number, and that the work they did as teachers was so much more than could be measured by numbers. It looked, she said, as if he was on the verge of tears.

My wife’s superintendent is my former principal. He’s a good man and a fine educator. And apparently he’s done pretending that chasing test scores is a good way to run a school district.

This may well be the fall we remember for the number of school district leaders who have finally had enough and begin to speak up. Read more>>