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The Importance Of Relationships In Educational Reform

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I think you're right that relationships matter. To take the analysis further, perhaps examine the time cost -- it's huge -- of building those authentic relationships. I think there's an inflection point. Somewhere. One pole is "get a ton of work done, then roll out the policy without buy in." Another pole is "get a lot of buy in, and idea sharing, but huge huge cost to actually getting stuff done." Where's the proper middle? High performing charter networks struggle with this too, but I bet you'd see a different visual...

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