Can Teachers Run Their Own Schools?

Case study

Charles Taylor Kerchner finds that teacher-run schools stand as proof that teachers can create much more interesting jobs for themselves.

There's not a lot of existing research about teacher partnership schools--making this case study by Charles Taylor Kerchner a true gem.

Kerchner summarizes his findings:

"The teacher-run school idea is one that should inform our education practices. As the case says, I do not expect these small islands of schools to replace the school district mainland. But these schools stand as existence proofs that teachers can create much more interesting jobs for themselves, that much of what we think as the barrier between teacher work and administrative work is poorly drawn, and that students are capable of much more self-control and direction than we commonly think."