Arne Duncan has promoted the idea that the way to turnaround schools is to fire the principal and at least half the staff or to close the school altogether and replace it with a new school, or some variation thereof. It is basically a “wipe-the-slate-clean-and-start-over” approach.
Why not think about how that might be applied in other areas of our life.
If a family is dysfunctional, perhaps you could fire the parents and hire some new ones.
if children misbehave, ship them off to someone else and bring in some new ones.
What do you think?
Here are suggestions from some of the readers of this blog:
One reader says that since American education has not improved in the past three years, it is time for a turnaround plan for the US Department of Education:
If he likes it so much, perhaps we should try it for government. Let’s fire Duncan and half his staff, and turn around a department that relies on untested and/ or failed nonsense to educate our children.
Another turnaround idea:
|Evidently the banking industry and Wall Street need turnaround models too. Read Matt Taibbi’s newest piece in Rolling Stone Magaizine. I say bring in BFA..Bankers for America….maybe it can be all the fired and laid off teachers from Louisiana.http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/22/education/louisiana-illegally-fired-7500-teachers-judge-rules.html?_r=4&ref=education|