One school chancellor has got the right idea, has the courage to make those ideas, no matter how unpopular, standard practice for the schools she oversees in Washington DC. I am really proud of people like this who stand up for what is right while not being swayed by the politics of business as usual.
In the end, we need to provide our children with a functional curriculum and teachers who have the capacity to convey useful learning material. Whether a teacher has been with a school for 2 years or 10 years, what matters is to have the skill to reach our children and impart knowledge in an effective way.
Remember Robin Williams’ movie Dead Poets Society?