by Grand Forks Herald
July 23, 2012 at 6:12 pm in Grand Forks Herald
A handful of principals will be switching to different Grand Forks schools, and the school district will be welcoming some newcomers.
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Bravo! This should be institutionalized. You cannot go in a new direction going down the same old road.
In the military you get a new commander every 3-5 years. That is not by accident. No matter how good the old one was, there is always something new and better that can be done; something that old eyes will never see.
I wish each of the new administrators well
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Flyingnurse, I agree with your observation that change is usually good. I just wish that the article would have asked a very simple but logical question; how many of the moves resulted in increased compensation?
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This is a good thing but the article could have included who these principals were and where they were assigned. I was curious to know.
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When is the last time any of these people actually taught a class?
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That is a rhetorical question Gene. Principles do not teach classes.
I am a nurse, not an educator. One of the biggest problems facing nursing is the habit of taking the best bedside nurse and making them an administrator. Two completely different skill sets. Is the same true with education? I do not know.
When it is busy in the ER and we have patient’s hanging off the ceilings like monkeys, the knee jerk reaction is to ask: why is the department director not here helping out. The correct answer is: it is not their job.
The director’s job is to know how to smoke a spreadsheet and convince the Board of Directors to give us what we need to do our jobs. It is our job to take care of the patients, not theirs.
People for get that. I have a sneaking suspicion it is the same in the other female dominated profession.
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My point is simple: the people at K-12 and universities responsible for running the show haven’t set foot in a classroom for years. They abandoned the classroom for the bigger salaries.
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