The accountability targets for the Southeast Initiative have not yet been set. They were due in September.
So far, this is our only example of how Dr. Goodloe-Johnson implements accountability. I'm not impressed.
The story I heard was that the schools were asked to set their own goals. The goals they presented in September, however, were so dreadful that they were asked to try again. Their second attempt was also sent back for revision. They are supposedly now composing their third draft.
The school year is now more than half over and we still don't have the goals for this deal. Do you think that the Superintendent is going to be able to hold the schools accountable for the first year numbers when they didn't even know the target for most of the year? I don't think so. I don't think she will even try.
The Board now needs to seriously consider revoking the funding for this boondoggle. After all, didn't the Board also promise accountability on this deal? So doesn't that mean that without the accountability element the deal is off?
Will the Superintendent ever be able to enforce any sort of accountability? It certainly hasn't been demonstrated.
So, for all of the talk about accountability, we have no more now than we ever had.