Yesterday (July 18, 2013), Dr. Jan Jones posted this query in response to the latest issue of The F. M. Duffy Reports (Volume 18, Number 3).
Excellent article! Here's the standard issue that innovators face: I can't move my system into one that is innovative for students, staff, parents because my funding is tied to the moronic, punitive funding portioned out to us from the Feds and the state.
We will be meeting with a new Supt. in Texas next week. He wants to create a district that is innovative and earns state and national recognition....However, due to his great financial limits, all he can do is dance the NCLB dance and the Texas two step....... The frustration of innovators is that their talents lay fallow due to regulations that control them and again, importantly, their options to use the limited funds they do get.
Any suggestions from the authors or you or our esteemed colleagues regarding this critical issue?
Dr. Jan Jones
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