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What We Believe

Next to a parent, a teacher is the most important influence in a child’s life, and, thus, ensuring the quality of every educator that comes in contact with our kids is essential. To that end, we believe in the implementation of strong, data-driven, performance-based accountability systems that ensure teachers are rewarded, retained and advanced based on how they perform in adding value to the students who they teach, measured predominantly by student achievement, along with skills and responsibilities. There must be consequences for teachers who are not successful in educating students, no matter how noble or caring they may be.