Why Wait?

Last month, Governor Patrick released his eagerly awaited Readiness Project report, a ten year plan for public education, which is the product of a yearlong effort by a 168 member planning group and 13 sub committees. One of its featured proposals is the Readiness School, “a new kind of teaching and learning experience” that wil “enhance the flexibility and independence typicaly found in the Charter sector.”

According to the Governor’s report, “Readiness Schools would have increased autonomy in five areas: staffing, budget, curriculum and assessment, governance and policies, and school schedule and calendar. The leadership of each Readiness School would establish the operating standards in each of these five areas, with significant input from faculty and staff.”