Wednesday, October 06, 2010

An update from the Center for Education Reform:

CENTRAL FALLS UPDATE. We caught up with Superintendent Fran Gallo at NBC's Education Nation summit recently and asked her about changes -- if any -- at Central Falls High School after all of last year's teachers union drama. "It's a work in progress," she said. "I wouldn't characterize it as a major success yet, but we're not giving up... There is still a significant cohort of teachers who are more or less demanding the status quo, more or less saying, 'No. You can't make me do this.' And we're saying we need to move on and you're either with us or you need to go elsewhere... Data is a wonderful thing... and so, as they're identified as needing their skills to be honed, they're moving away and they're frightened. And our thing is, don't be frightened. We're going to give you the support you need to get moving in the right direction. But if you're going to stand back and think that nothing can happen to you again, we're going to prove you wrong."

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