What a timely, and pitch-perfect piece by “Rethinking Education”‘s Kathreen Harrison! See you Monday night at 6 at Katahdin Elementary School…..
“…Some school district leaders and boards prefer to make decisions privately. They do not invite either educators or taxpayers to contribute in meaningful ways to decisions that need to be made. The result is often misunderstandings, botched decision-making, and a culture of mistrust.
School district leaders and boards should take care to create a culture of openness. If people feel shut out they will not support decisions that are made. Board policies should create pathways for hearing from constituents. Superintendents should listen carefully to the voices of administrators, teachers, and parents. Administrators should work hard to create as much open, focused dialogue as possible among the members of their staffs.
A culture of openness brings out the best in everyone, and ultimately this benefits the students.”
Read the full post here: