Class Struggle: scores rise at Sousa Middle School


Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 07/11/2010

Sousa's principal: hero or bully?

Dwan Jordon's name has also spread quickly through the ranks of D.C. educators, for AFTER that great year of record test success, and the hard work of his staff, almost all of his teachers left, something that I have never seen before. Some were terminated. Some couldn’t stand to work for him again. He said the old staff had resisted his ideas, even though they worked. With a new hand-picked staff the next year “all of us were focused on doing what was best for students,” he said.

By Jay Mathews  |  06:00 PM ET, 07/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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