On another post Anonymous wrote:
"Interesting article from two University of Pittsburgh professors.
social capital in schools is not easy or costless. It requires time
and, typically, the infusion of additional teaching staff into the
school. It requires a reorientation away from a “Teacher of the Year”
model and toward a system that rewards mentoring and collaboration among
teachers. It also asks school principals and district administrators to
spend less time monitoring teachers and more time encouraging a climate
of trust and information sharing among them. The benefits of social
capital are unequivocal, and unlike many other policy efforts,
initiatives that foster it offer far more promise in terms of measurable
gains for students."
The opposite has been going on in this district for some time now!"