Topic: Considering Options and Reflective Practice
Imagine this scenario:
You are employed in a large urban school district with a very diverse population. Your school district has seven middle schools that have been declining in achievement over the past few years. As an educator, you have been assigned to discuss this problem and suggest solutions for these schools.
Some parents plan to homeschool their children and want to receive the per pupil expenditures that typically would go to the school. Other considerations include making one or more of the schools a charter school, making one or more a magnet school, or paying for a for-profit organization to manage the schools.
Consider the various options and propose a solution for the upcoming school year. How would you respond to the parents who want funding as they plan to homeschool their children? What strategies do you feel need to be in place? Support your position with at least one outside resource.