Obviously, Tepper and Fournier don't get a lot of good advice on how to spend their hedge fund
Click through to read about how Dance shouldn't be allowed to train puppies, let alone principals.
Oh, my. Well, if not SUPES, what then? I have had my problems with Grant Wiggins in the past, but I'll admit this principal has a point:
Parrott-Sheffer: The language [on the opt-out form] was intimidating. Anyone who can read between the lines can see--if you don’t go and your school doesn’t perform as well as we expect, we are coming after you. .. If you’re spending $20 million, we should have the best people here. We should have Grant Wiggins [a nationally-recognized assessment expert] here for a week teaching people how to do unit planning and lesson design. If you gave him a million dollars, I bet you could get him for half the year, and then some.
LaRaviere: Bring in [Stanford University education professor] Linda Darling-Hammond.
Adams: Customize it for principals.
Parrott-Sheffer: Do it from the best, not some wackadoo person you found in Wisconsin. I mean, come on. CPS doesn’t do anything based on who is the best person doing the work.For the $3 million Tepper and Fournier are putting down, Jersey City could have a truly world-class leadership training program -- one that sent principals to any number of our terrific, accredited schools of education at one of New Jersey's great colleges or universities. They could bring in great people to lead great seminars; they'd be the envy of every other district in the state. The best school leaders would be lining up to get a job in JC.
But when you've got so much money, you really don't have to worry much if you're wasting it or not, do you?
Guess I'll waste some on SUPES!
h/t @srikanta07 on the Twitter machine.