Wednesday, June 1, 2011

To whom should schools be accountable?

Under the current accountability regimes, you'd think that schools are accountable to the government. But anyone worth their salt would have to admit that the government is decidedly not the school's primary client.

Schools should be accountable to the students, parents and local community. It is this group that should be empowered to make decisions regarding both what their children should learn and how it should be learned. And only occasionally should the government check in to ensure equity and professional standards.

1 comment:

  1. But what does accountability look like? Is it the same for privileged schools in wealthy areas with a history of success and under-privileged, poorly-funded, dangerous, and historically ill-performing schools?


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