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Is firing principals and teachers the answer to the dropout crisis? Tell the administration what you think.
To qualify for the grants, Obama suggested that schools will have to take extreme measures. He cited a school in RI that recently fired its principal and entire staff as an example of what other schools may need to consider.
What do parents think about this? If a business was performing poorly, it's likely that the board or investors would replace the management and staff. Can the same strategy be effective in schools?
Do parents agree that investing so much in underperforming schools is the best way to improve our nation's education system? Poor performing schools tend to serve poor populations. Some argue that the issues these children come to school with make it impossible for the school to be successful. Would we be better off investing $3.5 billion in making sure these kids' physical and emotional needs are met so when they get to school they're ready to learn?
How do you think we should solve the dropout crisis? (Roughly 1.2 million students drop out of school every year)
Education.com's CEO was invited to attend yesterday's announcement. Tell us what you think and we'll make sure the administration hears what you have to say about education and the dropout crisis.