Many folks have criticized the hiring of Tata, saying there:
…are concerns from the public, educators and some school board members that Tata might not be the right person to lead the school system because of his lack of experience in the education sector.
I, for one, find that lack of experience in the Education sector critical to his success. He’ll be able to come into his role clear of the bias of the industry. He won’t have preconceived buy in’s to institutional methods and means. He’ll be fresh and he’ll be excited.
Here are the things I would like Tata to work on:
- Eliminate the bottom 10% lowest performing teachers.
- Merit based pay.
- Create mentor teachers. Promote them and pay them more, lots more. This role should span multiple schools.
- Settle the assignment process.
- Graduate more kids.
Good luck Mr. Tata, you have a tough road ahead of you.