I was facinated to learn the other day that, out of the just under 80 "autonomous" schools in CPS, almost half have selected the most autonomous option available to them. These schools don't deal with area offices. If a parent is upset about something and wants to talk to a principal's "boss," the call goes straight to CPS. How is the AATM thing going, I wonder?
Meanwhile, over in NYC, this autonomous school idea has been around
longer and is going evern further. Last week, the NYCBOE announced it
would free at least 150 more schools from the oversight of
superintendents provided they meet specific performance goals. Almost
60 NYCschools already have this independence ( Schools Chancellor Says New Overhaul Will Give More Principals More Autonomy NYT)
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