Education Secretary Arne Duncan today announced a new site that is supposed to promote teacher leadership and develop some kind of online community. It’s called Commit To Lead and is part of Teach To Lead, which in turn is connected to RESPECT program he announced earlier this year (you can read about that program in a post by Barnett Berry and another one by Stephen Lazar).
With all the online teacher communities already available (particularly the Center For Teaching Quality Collaboratory), it’s hard for me to believe that we really need another one.
The cynical side of me says that Secretary Duncan’s stepping back a bit from standardized testing last week and this renewed focus on teacher leadership has more to do with turn-out for the mid-term elections than anything else, but I hope I’m wrong.
Hope springs eternal, so I’m adding this info to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos On “Teacher Leadership.”