At A Glance
In this space you will:
- Connect with teachers who are in teacher-powered schools and other educators who are interested in doing the same;
- Learn about teacher-powered schools and how you can get started designing your own; and
- Create a support network as you begin your teacher-powered schools journey.
Want to get involved?
In some teacher-powered schools, teachers who have complete autonomy over evaluation methords invite feedback on teachers' performance from multiple sources, including peers, students, and parents--and all of it is considered part of teachers' evaluation. EdVisions Off Campus is one of those schools.
Kim Farris-Berg, Edward J. Dirkswager, and Amy Junge originally identified ten potential areas of autonomy when conducting research for Trusting Teachers with School Success: What Happens When Teachers Call the Shots. That list was developed from research about school decentralization and autonomy by Fordham Foundation, William Ouchi of the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles, and RAND Corporation.
In this groundbreaking national opinion study, Education Evolving reports that 91 percent of Americans believe teachers should have greater influence over decisions that affect student learning, while 81 percent indicate they trust teachers to make “schools run better."