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MamaJD: Don’t Need No ‘Collaboration’

MamaJD: Teachers currently practice collaboration on a scheduled basis. Privately, teachers I have spoken with will tell you that this is a system that does not need to be fixed. Collaboration currently takes place outside of school hours and DOES NOT IMPACT children or their families. I have heard repeatedly of the “vote” taken in a survey where the two choices are Monday or Wednesday morning. Parents at Hayden Meadows were allowed input for the test piloting at their school – their majority preference of Friday early release was overridden for Wednesday early release.

DFO: Daily poll from Thursday is now running 72% against schools starting late on Mondays to give teachers an hour of "collaboration" time.

Question: If the public is solidly against the new "collaboration" proposal and teachers are saying privately that the system doesn't need to be fixed, who's behind the push to start the school week with an hour of teacher collaboration?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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