America's public schools are facing complex challenges—preparing increasingly diverse learners to compete in a globalized economy amid shrinking resources.
To tackle these challenges, Barnett Berry asserts that we need a new brand of school leadership—principals collaborating with expert teachers who have the time, space, and incentives to develop their own ideas. The model works: teacher-led professional learning and increased collaboration lead to better student outcomes.
In a new Education Week commentary, Berry identifies three key barriers to authentic and audacious teacher leadership—and urges the education community to take action. It's time to get past rhetoric to cultivate teachers and administrators as bold leaders ready and able to act in students' best interests.
Read and share his commentary here.