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Burden Rests On Principals

June 1, 2013

Good school principals have been coaching teachers for many years. Now, such coaching is official policy in West Virginia public schools....

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CTMountaineer

Jun-02-13 1:05 PM

In many cases, principals are people who tried teaching and were very poor at it. Not wanting to waste 4 years of education, they take largely poorly presented Educational Administration classes and become school administrators. The principal field is not repleat with prople who were good teachers themselves, let alone people who know hot to "coach teachers".

Even as administrators, they are rarely top shelf. You're not going to find many Greg Babes among that group. They tend to be paper shufflers and student disciplinarians and not leaders of talented educators. The best administrators go to business where is located the real money, and by far the best leadership training.

The state had the chance, back in the 90s, to bring aboard some real leaders. At that time, they had provisions for bringing leadership people from other fields into the arena to bring about real change. Sensing a threat to their previously protected fifedom, principals used political influence

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CTMountaineer

Jun-02-13 1:05 PM

In many cases, principals are people who tried teaching and were very poor at it. Not wanting to waste 4 years of education, they take largely poorly presented Educational Administration classes and become school administrators. The principal field is not repleat with prople who were good teachers themselves, let alone people who know hot to "coach teachers".

Even as administrators, they are rarely top shelf. You're not going to find many Greg Babes among that group. They tend to be paper shufflers and student disciplinarians and not leaders of talented educators. The best administrators go to business where is located the real money, and by far the best leadership training.

The state had the chance, back in the 90s, to bring aboard some real leaders. At that time, they had provisions for bringing leadership people from other fields into the arena to bring about real change. Sensing a threat to their previously protected fifedom, principals used political influence

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DisplacedWVian

Jun-01-13 10:03 PM

Two words: Bull Sh*t!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Honeybun

Jun-01-13 9:47 AM

If the pilot participants are providing positive data and comments on the new evaluation, why does this newspaper feel it necessary to publish a gloom and doom opinion article that says nothing?

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mikeyd

Jun-01-13 8:52 AM

the teachers are doomed.

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