Monday, January 13, 2014

Central Planning at Its Finest

A colleague who transferred to our district told us about a parent teach conference week that was interrupted by a snow day.  That district heated the classrooms the week people weren't there, but refused to turn on the heat while the teachers were making up their conferences.
This is just one of many stories I have about my frustration with top down decision making.  We recently received an all district email about white board cleaner that I am still processing.
A homeschooling friend shared with me this quote:

 "People who are very aware that they have more knowledge than the average person are often very unaware that they do not have one-tenth of the knowledge of all of the average persons put together. In this situation, for the intelligentsia to impose their notions on ordinary people is essentially to impose ignorance on knowledge." -- Dr. Thomas Sowell

Top down administration doesn't work, because collectively we have more experience and wisdom than the one who thinks he is too smart to listen.

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