Case Study Week #3
Building a Coalition
The Woodson Foundation and school district seem to star at the forming phase. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization, which is setting parameters to enforce student for their poor performance and get rid of crime. Right after it seems to move into the storming phase because it seems that there is some kind of domination by the Foundation trying to set or put the guidelines on to how the school system needs to work in order to be successful. At finally from what I read they’ve move into the morning and performing when the foundation would supply the sources and program development, the school will provide rooms and staff. From the text I don’t see if they finally go into the adjourning phase. Since is a trial system there is no feedback on how the system went or it performance in the school, if there is any positive result.
The primary problem here is the school district is low in decision-making and performance. Staff and administrators do not understand the challenges and issues within the school district, the students still under perform, and resources provided by The Woodson Foundation are not maximized. The other problem is that staff does not last long because of conflicts in the system; the school has problems retaining teachers. Such problems are needed there so more institution could come in into play to resolve the problem. In terms to innovation and risk taking the school district lacks on change. The school district prioritizes its policies and procedures, employees unionized labor, and is subject to their district budgets. This makes it difficult for them to implement any sort of innovation or risk taking, but it must align with these factors and thus makes their structure rigid and restrains change.
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