In response to the 1/6/2012 post, “So What is Your Scheduling Alternative – Part 1,” the Marine writes:

We could talk mechanics of scheduling all day long. But why? Cain is right.

Regardless of schedule, having teachers take maximum advantage of every minute of instruction is still the key. Schedules, time, holidays, those are all mechanics of leading your school. The Art is coaching teachers to perform to their maximum potential. The Science is the curriculum. As long as principals can adapt, overcome and improvise, they can be successful with any schedule. But then again, that is a Marine Corps principle that only a few of us have! Forward, MARCH!

SC Response I do like to remind people that the master schedule is never “THE” solution to campus performance problems but it can easily turn into “THE” problem.  That being said, I find it asinine to purposely make the job of teaching more students at higher levels more difficult by using a schedule driven by adults needs instead of student needs.

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