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On the pod this week:
Happy 4th of July listeners! We've got some fireworks on the pod for you today as we get into principal autonomy and the different approaches that New York City and Washington, DC are taking in the matter. Should school districts tighten the reins or open the gates? What impact does it have on classrooms and teachers? Does central office oversight just come across as draconian or is it actually the bureaucratic nightmare it seems to be for principals?
Then we hear from two of our listeners, including our first international caller! A teacher at an international school in Mexico is struggling to get her kids to turn stuff in...and Andy goes all science on her with his response. After that, a teacher now in a teacher-leader role wants to make sure she helps her teachers avoid the same mistakes she and her "planning partner" made this year.
Finally, we hear back from two callers in response to S0 E02 and the things we missed while talking about Mayor Rahm's plan to require post-secondary plans for high school graduation.
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