School principals and school district officials have a problem on their hands. Overall the economy is getting better and that means that many of their teachers, especially the new ones, are going to start to be contacted about other job opportunities. If these teachers leave, replacements are going to have to be found, interviewed, hired, and trained to take over the open positions. Who has the time to do that?
Let us assume that we can all agree that we’d like the children in our lives to do their best when they go to school. Now the tricky question comes up: what can we do to make this happen. I’d like to be able to tell you that this is yet another one of life’s problems that can be solved by throwing some more money at it, but it can’t. The newspapers and educational journals have all documented cases of well-funded schools that failed to turn out students that were prepared for the next stage. What’s an educator to do?