Schools to face ‘strike’ teams

Note the language, ‘strike’ teams, an ‘army of education officers’, it makes for nice drama but it’s not likely to lead to school improvement I’d argue. This from the AGE this morning:

“STRIKE teams” will be sent into Victorian schools to identify weaknesses and demand change, under a State Government bid to boost the performance of the public education system.

Principals and teachers who fail to lift their game could be removed from their school under Education Minister Bronwyn Pike’s push for schools to be more accountable.

As children return to school today, the Government will embark on a wave of changes designed to create stronger leadership in schools, a greater culture of expectations for students and more transparency for parents.

Under the changes, the Government has appointed an army of education officers — mostly ex-principals and teachers — whose job will be to enter schools, analyse their student performance data, identify strengths and weaknesses, and develop improvement plans.

Read the full article HERE

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