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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

New 'bold' CPS scheme: 'Proctors' instead of teachers

Chicago public school officials are quietly working on what local papers describe as a "bold plan" to bring an eight-hour school day to up to 100 struggling schools by using a combination of laptop computers, instructional software and "non-teachers." (Chicago Sun-Times)

To keep costs down, "proctors" -- not certified teachers -- would oversee computerized Extended Day sessions. An initial version of the plan called for one proctor for every 35 kids.

2 comments:

  1. Replacing certified teachers with "proctors" in 100 schools? Did Rossi forget to ask CTU leaders to comment on this? Or did Stewart decided to remain silent?

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  2. Anon: The CTU came out in opposition to the plan today.

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/education/2349700,CST-NWS-skulday03.article

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