...it would appear that not everyone gets it.
There was an interesting quote in yesterday's paper from an official at a local school district (no reason to name names) that announced personnel cuts: "'We didn't understand the state position that you can do cuts outside of the classroom,' said [John Doe], the associate superintendent for business services." Hmm--perhaps the district could start by eliminating positions like "associate superintendent for business services."
And if you've read this blog for any length of time, you probably know my opinion regarding an important change that should be made to those administrators who remain.
I hope this doesn't sound too much like a "never let a good crisis go to waste" sort of thing, but the budget cuts that are coming to public education would seem like a good reason to make some fundamental changes to the system, and spending the majority of dollars in the classroom would make a lot of sense. (Your mileage may vary, but comment below if you disagree, and please tell me why.)