Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Scaling Up Reform


If you want to improve the chances of uniformly high quality from a (school improvement) network, you are more likely to get it with: a compelling vision that approaches a religious calling (KIPP for example, which makes near-monastic demands of its staff), stays withing a very narrowly defined geographic and demographic space (see Green Dot in Los Angeles - but not its extension to NYC), have a very large network of colleagues who share your vision staff selection (the old EMO LearnNow, acquired by Edison), and subject new employees to the kind of mentoring and transfer experiences most likely to develop a single corporate culture.

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