Teachers serve as leaders at more schools across the country

09/1/2010 | Christian Science Monitor, The

Teacher-led schools are becoming more common nationwide amid a trend of teacher accountability. Teachers say the best way to hold them accountable for student achievement might be to put them -- rather than an administrator -- in charge of decision making. A co-founder and lead teacher at a teacher-led school in Denver says teachers "appreciate that their professional judgment is being respected." However, the arrangement brings challenges, as teachers have to take on administrative roles such as budgeting.

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