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A Cautionary Note To Burgeoning Teacher Leaders [The Eagle vs The Hummingbird] | The Jose Vilson

A Cautionary Note To Burgeoning Teacher Leaders [The Eagle vs The Hummingbird] | The Jose Vilson

A Cautionary Note To Burgeoning Teacher Leaders [The Eagle vs The Hummingbird]

Dear burgeoning teacher leader,

Congratulations. You’ve been chosen / selected / promoted to a position of leadership in your school. Whether you’re an instructional coach, an assistant principal, or a lead teacher, your achievements up to this point merit applause. I hope that the benefits and challenges of the position you’re about to undertake in your current post have been outlined for you. If not, rest assured that it’s going to be hard as hell, starting with your attire and ending with your aptitude for the job. But someone needed you somewhere and so I suppose they saw something in you that the school or district needed.

Yet, if you’re coming from the classroom, I should caution you: you’re trading in intimacy for effect.

When people talk to me about the possibility of becoming an administrator, they tell me that I’m taking my

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Schools Matter: Wall Street Bottomfeeders Circling NJ Schools

Wall Street Bottomfeeders Circling NJ Schools

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Jerry Brown says Proposition 13 could be tested if budget talks fail - latimes.com

Jerry Brown says Proposition 13 could be tested if budget talks fail - latimes.com

Jerry Brown says Proposition 13 could be tested if budget talks fail

Gov. Jerry Brown hinted Thursday that if the budget talks with Republicans break down, the initiative fight that would follow would not be limited to Brown's plans to raise sales, vehicle and income taxes. He said he expects labor groups to pursue changes to Proposition 13, tweaking the current caps on commercial property taxes, if no bipartisan deal can be reached.

"I would expect there will be efforts to accelerate the reassessment of commercial property tax," Brown said.

During his remarks to about 250 apartment owners and developers at the Moscone Center on Thursday, he acknowledged some of his failures in budget talks, particularly over his proposal to eliminate redevelopment agencies. "I wouldn't be ready to write the obituary of redevelopment agencies," he said. "They're very powerful and they're still alive and well despite my best efforts."

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