Last month we reported on Charlotte-Mecklenburg Superintendent Peter Gorman's efforts to recruit some of his system?s top teachers to work in seven ailing schools . Despite little success recruiting any takers last year, the district managed this year to lure 30 A-List teachers to work in these schools. Here's where it gets interesting (and where all of us self-professed social engineers start to squirm): more than two-thirds of the teachers were already working in high poverty schools, just ones not quite as poor as those being targeted.
Is Peter being robbed to pay Paul? Even though the "winners" are the district's seven most struggling schools, the "losers" aren?t much better off and they?ve just lost some of their best teachers.