School boards and administrators everywhere struggle to improve their schools. However, on 1/26/12 the Dallas ISD administration and school board mandated 45 minutes into a teacher's daily schedule. DISD blinked!
Lack of administrative focus on student achievement was exposed. DISD didn't even have a goal focused position statement for the public on this change! DISD motivation is still unclear. Different reasons are being given.
Who is more focused on a student's achievement than their teacher, and hopefully their parents? With this change some of the freedom of teachers to focus their time most effectively on student achievement will be lost.