Solutions that don’t break the bank, reinvent the wheel or marginalize our teachers are within our grasp. We could have rigorous classes, safe and disciplined schools and treat teachers like valued colleagues rather than easily replaceable cogs, and we could do so tomorrow if we wanted. Disclaimer, this is an opinion and commentary site and should not be confused as a news site, and you should know that quite often people may disagree with the opinions posted herein.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Ashley Smith Juarez vs Superintendent Vitti, notice how their stories don't match up
I will let their words do the talking for them.
Vitti said he is willing to discuss and “evolve” his targets with board input or perhaps input from a third party.
“Those targets were a proposal to start a conversation; I’m in no way entrenched in those targets,” he said.
He said he believes targets are just statistical benchmarks against how other districts do; they’re not his vision for how Duval students will perform.
You have insisted this is the best you can do. You have brought the same projections to the board twice and you and I have had at least two additional conversations when you defended your low projections. You have not come forward with a plan to accelerate improvement nor have you incorporated the recent suggestions of the board. When we last spoke, you told me, again, that you could do no better for children.
Friends I can't make this stuff up!
His words are from the Times Union and her words from her letter asking for his resignation.
What we have here is a board chair who has had enough and a superintendent flailing to keep his job.