Friday, December 26, 2008

Can you spare a bit more change, Gov'ner?

Rep. Stacey Campfield (R-Knoxville) makes an interesting comparison his recent blog post called "Credit to the Governor". The Governor needs more flexibility in employee contracts in order to face the current and very serious budget shortfall. Rep. Campfield points out that school districts could use similar flexibility.

A situation where bureaucracy has grown unwieldy. Where managers are being held accountable for failing results, but have limited ability to make changes. If Phil looked he would see that to give other people the ability to manage their own employees and budgets, to hire good leaders and to get rid of bad ones if they are to be held accountable for their results would only be reasonable, fair and sensible. I think if The governor were to look at the situation he would see it too is in ripe need of CHANGE!
From my point of view after enduring more than 30 hours of effort to remove a teacher who clearly should have been in another line of work I heartily agree. See: "We Dismissed A Teacher". The BOE has given away too much authority in regard to employees and if the State of Tennessee takes over MNPS I sincerely hope this will result in major changes to the misnamed "Educational Agreement".

1 comment:

din819go said...

Very well said!! This ability to hire and fire administrators, teachers,principals and support staff of all types is needed to improve this schools system. It has been needed for eons but it definitely needed today. Thank you!