Do Educators Have a Boss?

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I’m confused.Is the Customer Always Right?

Who do we see as our boss?

The department head?

The principal?

The superintendent?

The school board?

The community?



Some may say students, but we don’t really answer to them.

If we did, we would give them what they want and not what we think they need.

So who is our actual boss?

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5 Responses to “Do Educators Have a Boss?”

  1. Debbie Shuler
    on Sep 2nd, 2012
    @ 9:52 am

    All of the above!

  2. Knaus
    on Sep 2nd, 2012
    @ 4:04 pm

    I think I agree with Ms. Shuler above. It is everyone. That is why it is so flippin’ complicated to actually make changes in the system.

    I would also add that the general public is our boss. They are the ones who vote on levies and referendums that give us or don’t give us the things we think we need.

    Michael Smith Reply:

    @Knaus, Complicated is an understatement.

  3. Marcus Byrd @ TeacherAde
    on Sep 4th, 2012
    @ 4:53 pm

    No kidding! It is really complicated.

    That’s why I hope to see education transition to the private sector. It would look more like this:

    Consumer: Parent’s/Student
    Producer: School/Teacher
    Principals: Manager
    Owner = Boss

    Choices make us perform better.

    Michael Smith Reply:

    @Marcus Byrd @ TeacherAde, I like it.

    But I’m guessing others may not.

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