The Faceless Team Behind Huberman

The Faceless Team Behind Huberman

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Kudos to Substance for digging out and publishing the organizational chart for the Huberman team and the helpful history of Board reorganizations over previous decades.  This is a close-up of the folks who came in with him and report directly to him (many of whom blog commenters love to hate).  Click the thumbnail to get the full-sized version, print it and put it up on your bulletin (or dart) board.  


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  • I share the concern of Alexander about the concept of "redefining" teacher positions. Yesterday I dowloaded an exhibit from the CTU lawsuit (to be exact it is document 9-4 filed on 8/13/10 in case # 10-cv-04852)this document was from CPS and it listed the reason for the termination of teachers from the E track schools. I found 26 special education teachers on that list, which was about 6% of the total terminated.

    I was shocked to discover that there were a few special education teachers who were removed based on a "redefinition" of their job. I am not exactly sure how you can do that, because of the nature of special education certificates. If the principals are requiring that these teachers have multiple certfications beyond special education that would amaze me. I have long supported having cross certified special education teachers, but to implement it in this way is totally inappropriate if that is what has happened.

    But when one looks closely at the special education teachers cut supposedly because the job had been redefined one sees that some of these teachers had unsatisfactory, satisfactory, and even superior ratings. I find this reason for termination of special education teachers to be very odd and it raises many questions.

    Rod Estvan

  • At first glance it seems there are too many chiefs and not enough indians.

  • I am amazed this got out. Before I left I kept trying in vain to get something like this; an org chart, a list of who was cut, etc. I wanted it so that I could know who wasn't going to be around anymore and who i should contact instead because my job required me to interact with a lot of different departments. Did I ever get one? Nope.
    On a separate note, I don't care for Sarah K. She's just not a nice person. Luckily I had limited interactions with her, but none of them were positive.

  • "The solution? Get rid of the teachers."

    They're having a hard time doing so, so they're instead buying untested, canned curriculum and, in some cases, principals are making damn sure that people are following it. I get the sense that they'd get rid of the kids, too, and the beauracracy would just keep rolling along with the next set of reforms.

  • You can use the zoom function on your computer to magnify it. It stays quite clear when you do this and the names are easy to read.

  • What do you mean? Give principals the autonomy to run their own schools. If a principal is not effective, then that principal should be replaced. The emphasis on high stakes test scores and value added mumbo jumbo (if you believe the hype) is more appropriately directed at principal evaluation rather than individual teachers.

    If, for some reason, areas must be kept then each area office needs exactly two employees: an administrator/supervisor to provide support to the principals and a secretary. That's it. Anything else is money down the drain.

    The hundreds of millions that are currently being wasted in area offices should go to services that -directly- reach students. No trickle down theories, please.

  • I think that question could be better answered if anyone actually knew what the Area Offices were at least supposed to do. No teachers I have ever met have any idea what they actually do or what they are supposed to do. That in itself indicates how useless the area offices are.

  • Gutting management? That's been going on for over a decade.

  • They are incapable of developing curriculum because they have no discernible skills. In one area, teachers just spent days aligning corporate curriculum to a corporate test, which has yet to be normed or in any way validated. The alignment session was presided over by a couple corporate hacks that didn't even let people know up front what they were doing (aligning curriculum for the area). People thought they were writing curriculum, but ended up creating "consent maps" and bs for all the people in their area (10 high schools). Where was the area? Taking complaints from principals...

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