Minnesota and Wisconsin Teachers Tout Their Teacher-Powered Schools to Arne Duncan

In this newspaper article, Beth Hawkins writes about two educators at teacher-powered schools who think teachers should be in charge.

Two teachers from Minnesota and Wisconsin address U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on how teacher-run schools work in practice.

Their message: if the Obama administration is serious about staffing the nation’s schools with better teachers, Duncan might want to rethink what it means to put teachers in charge. “The job is more appealing when you own your school,” teacher Carrie Bakken explains.

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