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Does anyone have any experience working at a school that has received an Innovation Grant? From want I understand, the grant makes schools exempt from the Union Contract and enables them to increase the school year/day and offer "at will" employee contracts. How is this different from a Charter School? I'm just curious if anyone out there has first hand experience working at an Innovation Grant school and could speak specifically on how the grant affected working conditions and student achievement.
Been There Done That As a former Charter Schoot teacher, I can confirm that they operate on an "at will" basis. Essentially, this allows the administrative team to make threats with the ability to carry them out. The principal in the Charter School I worked for threatened to fire us in meetings if her objectives were not met (CSAP, etc.).

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Feb 18, 2011

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