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A Short History of Ed Reform

This short video describes the history of Ed Reform and recommends that the focus be on high expertise teaching in every classroom.

The Characteristics of Effective School Districts

Teamwork

Professions with rigorous professional standards have the following nine characteristics (see my Bonfires and Magic Bullets article to learn more):

  1. An acknowledged knowledge base of professional practice
  2. Rigorous training and certification of members
  3. A workplace culture of consulting and collaboration
  4. A systematic enculturation of new members
  5. Required and continuous learning regularly built into the work cycle
  6. High public accountability
  7. Internal maintenance of high standards of practice
  8. Responsibility for client results
  9. Members who make autonomous decisions guided by a canon of ethics

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