Introduced by Rep. Dudley Spade (D) on June 10, 2008, to prohibit school districts or charter schools from employing a superintendent, principal, assistant principal, administrator or chief business official, unless the person has the school administrator certification that was created as a voluntary program by Public Act 335 of 2006, or is in training to get the certificate and gets it within five years.
Referred to the House Education Committee on June 10, 2008.
monleon by Anonymous Citizen on July 16, 2008 My son goes to a charter school, and they definately need help with their organization! There are so many holes in their doing things, I am all in favor of requiring more from the staff. I think the administration in particular is a weak link. At this charter, it is the dean and about 16 staff members, and the board tries very hard to stay uninvolved. It is really a crime that the charters get funded with so little oversight, and the only way real "accountability"
is defined by this crowd, is whether parents have taken their kids out. To run a school for ten years, and to not answer to the individual child, to collect their payments, and the damage or lack of education, the resultant instability from children to just go ahead and find somewhere else to and for this to go on for ten years is simply immoral. In the end, I think this system forsters much more irresponsibility, and is very self serving for the teacher. They just make a kid unhappy, and expect that soon the family will just take the kid out. Still, the baby shouldn't be thrown out with the bathwater. The schools are there, make them work!!!!
Duh by Anonymous Citizen on June 26, 2008 "If it were not for the unions in this state"
If it were not for the unions in this state the kids would be able to read by high school..
When chater schools pay I may consider. by Anonymous Citizen on June 25, 2008 If Chater schools actually paid a fair wage I might consider applying for an administrative or teaching position. Charter schools are union bashing at the hands of the state. If it were not for the unions in this state teachers would not make any money. As a teacher with a double masters degree I surely do not feel overpaid as a public school teacher. I actually feel sorry for chater school teachers that are way underpaid yet chater schools get nearly the same per pupil funding as public schools.