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We have a couple of schools in Blount County who are making silk purses out of sow's ears for the very reasons you stated. To reiterate: truly passionate and innovative teachers and a "can do--I think I can" family oriented school culture that empasizes personal accountablility at all levels. What truly perplexes me is why on Earth do the school systems not try replicate this "good to great" mindset systemwide? Why are the parents of these schools not demanding it?
The school systems are bringing in this motivational speaker again (Bill Daggett was here in 2006) to get everybody fired up again about changing the education paradigm. In the mean time, the Maryville City Schools is trying to shutter the type of excellent school he advocates. Go figure.
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