CEO demystifies student-based budgeting
Gordon responded to the Cleveland Teachers Union’s charges that the decision to give schools more autonomy is just cover for a move to slash spending and eliminate jobs. Teachers protested Tuesday as the board met at Buhrer Dual Language School.
“Before you could blame it on someone else,” Leslie said. “‘It’s their fault we didn’t get it. These new people, it’s their fault we didn’t get the resources. It’s their fault we didn’t get the PD (professional development, or training).’ Now, it’s kind of like looking internally, what did your team choose.”
The two principals have embraced their schools’ new autonomy and are happy that choices now rest largely with those who are most qualified to help their students overcome challenges.