Season 2 Episode 7

The Teacher vs. Administrator Dynamic – All of the Above Season 2 Episode 7

Have school administrators forgotten what it’s like to be in the classroom? Classroom veteran Manuel Rustin airs out some common teacher complaints and administrator vet Jeffrey Garrett responds. But first, we begin the episode with a review of recent education news about restorative justice practices, Boston’s valedictorians, and universal pre-K in California. Subscribe now and join us for All of the Above—a web series about education and hosted by real educators!

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Episode Highlights


Jeff and Manuel examine recent headlines in education. A new study sheds light on the impact of restorative justice practices in schools, a fascinating project by the Boston Globe reveals troubling outcomes for Boston Public School valedictorians, and the new governor of California rolls out his plan for universal pre-K for low income residents.


Dr. Rustin launches a bit of a tirade on behalf of all teachers who’ve experienced challenges with their administrators. Do administrators remember what it’s like to be a classroom teacher? Jeffrey, our pro-level veteran administrator, responds and helps clear the air on the sometimes touchy relationship between teachers and administrators.