I am strongly skeptical that the DOE renewal schools will be able to attract more than a handful of "highly effective" experienced teachers to their schools. Since no real "highly effective" quality teacher would seriously put there job in jeopardy under the new teacher evaluation system (VAM is 50% of a teacher's grade) by teaching in these renewal schools for chump change of $7.500 annually? Maybe the DOE can do what a school in England did, recruit teachers from China to bring discipline and learning to the students. Here is the three part BBC series of the experiment and its pretty funny if you ask me.
Part 1: http://youtu.be/7YNhrC-OBVs
Part 2: http://youtu.be/v9IUC2kvgHk
Part 3: http://youtu.be/RL3fdftiZjo
By the way, I will be cruising to Bermuda for the week with Mrs. chaz and will not be posting until school starts on Tuesday September, 8th. Have a nice final week off until the horror resumes.