“The Philadelphia School District is facing a projected $430 million budget deficit in the next fiscal year. As a result, Superintendent Arlene Ackerman has asked her administrators to prepare contingency plans for a massive budget cut. There will undoubtedly be a significant impact on students and staff in the city’s schools.
To soften this impact, administrators could ask teachers what support they need in classrooms and what they can do without. Teachers are ultimately held accountable for student learning, so it would make sense if they were consulted on the budget overhaul.”
This is an excerpt from my commentary in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer, “Our least-consulted experts on education”. Please click here to read the entire article. You can respond or provide feedback by clicking on the comment button below.
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