Today’s show features a discussion about Rahm Emanuel’s recent Mea Culpa published in the Atlantic entitled “I Used to Preach the Gospel of Education Reform. Then I Became the Mayor”

* What does a system look like that focuses on building the capacity and leadership skills of principals?

* Principal-focused reform, versus teacher-based reform

* Promoting principal autonomy


During part two, we interview THE Jon Saphier of Research for Better Teaching, and co-author of the incomparable Studying Skillful Teaching

During our interview we discuss:

* The recently unveiled “High Expertise Teaching Project”

* How to improve teacher prep programs

* What structures can schools put in place to improve teacher performance?

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