The St. Louis County NAACP is outraged at the performance Dr. Chris Nicastro:
Missouri's Commissioner of Education is aiming to turn Missouri's struggling Public School Districts into "Super Charter School Districts". We need a commissioner that is transparent, accountable and most of all an AUTHENTIC leader that will improve our public schools. Sign our petition today urging Gov. Jay Nixon and the Missouri Legislature to ask for Nicastro's Immediate resignation.
Nicastro avoids the scrutiny to which she would subject others.
She apologized for her secrecy in a piece in the St. Louis Post Dispatch but this in not enough. When her secret session came to light she said that her suggestion on wording for a tenure elimination bill was of no consequence and that she did not have a position on tenure. She SHOULD have a position against elimination of tenure. Great teachers sometimes tread on sensitive ground and sometime challenge community values, and should. Geat teacher will not want to teach in a system where they could be arbitrarily dismissed for exercising academic freedom. Schools should reflect community values and sometimes challenge those values. Great teachers will shun systems where arbitrary dismissal is a possibilty and our schools will suffer a decrease in quality. Why should we assume that teachers will not exercise academic freedom properly and assume that thsoe evaluating them will not use a personality conflict or other improper reasoning for dismissal. Nicastro should be removed from office.
Nicastro is not an appropriate leader.
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