Monday, July 13, 2015

What will school autonomy mean for IPS?

An excerpt from the article by Hayleigh Colombo:
The argument for autonomous district schools is similar to that of the charter school movement: Supporters say students can be served better if principals are given more control over their budgets and freed from the weighty chains of central office bureaucracy.
“You’re encouraging schools to own decisions,” said Georgetown University research professor Marguerite Roza, a fellow with the Seattle-based Center on Reinventing Public Education. “The idea here is rather than ignore that schools are very human-intensive operations, to actually harness that humanness and put it to work.”
Read the full article.