In the summer of 2017, BEST NC released an op-ed on EdNC.org about Shamrock Gardens Elementary School and their use of “advanced roles” for educators. And the piece made reference to BEST NC’s Education Innovation Plan, a bit of which is outlined below.
The key to Shamrock Gardens’ remarkable success is not based on just one thing – there really is no silver bullet in education. They clearly have a great school leader, which is paramount for any organizational transformation. And teachers respect their students – or “scholars”, as they have been dubbed. However, the rest of their recipe for success revolves around sound design principles that private sector employers strive for every day: supporting developing employees, creating clear career paths for leaders, and adapting their delivery of services based on data to meet ever-changing needs.
That last part says, “creating career paths for leaders, and adapting their delivery of services based on data to meet ever-changing needs.”
Makes one wonder if one of those roles might include what John Cole’s latest political cartoon on NC Policy Watch refers to.
That bill referred to in the cartoon is Senate Bill 192, the School Security Act of 2019.
A 5% raise for a teacher to carry a gun and be “deputized.”
That’s not an “advanced role.” That’s a failure of government to attack the root causes of school shootings.