Saturday, March 25, 2017

Ratio of Consultant Services to Direct Care

There seems to be a growing discrepancy between the number of available consultant services and direct care when it comes to teaching well.

Everywhere I look there are organizations ready and willing to help schools in specific ways, but when it comes to direct service to students, the kind of important responsive day-to-day support, there seems to be dwindling numbers.

There needs to be a good balance between consultant groups and direct service. In general, I believe that direct service deserves a greater share of the pie when it comes to funding so that class sizes, needed support, and ideal resources are available to serve every child well.

This is an important consideration particularly at a time when we see many outside investors looking at schools at an opportunity to "do good" and invest in education.