If you’re thinking, yeah, that’s interesting, but it’s never gonna happen, you might be interested to learn that it is happening and in fact has been happening for over 40 years with the Sudbury school model of education where as research professor of psychology Peter Gray explains,
“no staff members at the school have tenure. All are on one-year contracts, which must be renewed each year through a secret-ballot election. As the student voters outnumber the staff by a factor of 20 to 1, the staff who survive this process and are re-elected year after year are those who are admired by the students. They are people who are kind, ethical, and competent, and who contribute significantly and positively to the school's environment. They are adults that the students may wish in some ways to emulate.”I wonder how many public school teachers would choose this evaluation method over the one they have. Hmmmmm????
And, one other thing with the Sudbury education philosophy. They believe...
Adults do not control children's education; children educate themselves.
But that’s a topic for another post.