Discussion with a teacher last night on administrative mindset where principal refers to parents as customers. It is an aspect of charter schools becoming a threat to the public sector education machine that I take as a positive. At least the competitive component.
Unfortunately, the response to the competition is the demand for more metrics from the teacher to be used in increased positive reports (spin) designed to maintain status quo.
This school district has now changed its school year to begin on July 12th and end on June 14 as a further response to the success of the charter schools in gaining "customers". The characterization of students as customers results from the Federal funding model of dollars per pupil with the district doin