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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Dear Duval County, just because you can pass a test, it does not make you a leader!

From a reader,

We are well on our way to having a crisis in this county when it comes to leadership in the schools. There are too many people teaching the minimum three years and moving into administration. I'm sure some of these people can grow to be effective leaders, but they lack an in-depth understanding of how a classroom works and what it is like to teach. Instead of recruiting talented and capable master teachers to go into administration we defer to whoever has an "ed. leadership" degree, regardless of whether they were effective teachers or not. Perhaps if master teachers were identified and given training opportunities we could create a new cadre of teacher leaders instead of the "business model" school leaders we have in many schools today.

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