Vitti’s latest idea is to have district administrators teach 5 one hour classes to students and where it isn’t to the extent that Education Matters has called for it is a great first step. Duval’s administrators have long been disconnected from what is happening in our schools. They blow in with their edicts and directives with either no realization or care about the consequences they sow. For years many teachers have considered them the enemy whose sole purpose was to hinder.
Vitti has really hit the ball running and it refreshing to have a leader who is involved and willing to make changes that benefit teachers rather than further marginalize and handicap them. Now it is up to the administrative staff to get on board.
Now he has to tackle student discipline and student accountability two of the biggest obstacles we still face to reaching our potential. Then if he throws in more skills and trade programs and we will really be cooking with gas.
To read more, check out this link to the Times Union: http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2013-02-15/story/duval-school-administrators-will-be-requied-teach-students