Another (Potentially) Huge Development
Here comes another historic, philosophical battle, this time in Providence:
Education Commissioner Peter McWalters has ordered the city schools to begin filling teacher vacancies based on qualifications rather than seniority, an order that could fly in the face of the teachers’ contract.
McWalters, in a no-nonsense letter yesterday to Supt. Tom Brady, said the district hasn’t been moving fast enough to improve student achievement and that it was time to intervene in a much more aggressive fashion.
Dare we hope that we’re seeing the beginning of a revolution of sanity? (And dare we hope that it’ll arrive before we reach the utter bottom?)