"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Broadie McIntyre Demotes Top Ranked Principal to Make Room for Corporate Leadership Trainees

With an anonymous gift (is that a Broad smell or Gates?) and RttT money, UTK and Knox County Schools have been churning out corporate-trained school administrators since 2011.  Jim McIntyre, KCS Broad-trained Superintendent, needs to place these new and inexperienced administrators in order to satisfy the oligarch who is funding the "leadership academy."  Here is pic of Tennessee's oil executive governor with McIntyre and one of the "academy's graduating classes.

What do you do to make room for the newbies funded by the oligarchs?  If you are a professional a-hole like Jim McIntyre, you pick the top-notch experienced educator (23 years) and humane leader to demote and shove back into the classroom, even when that person has topped out on the state evaluation plan.  Level 5.  The local news in Knoxville won't cover the story, so we had to find where it was printed: in a local shoppers' guide (click story to enlarge):

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