Classical Schools Are Growing So Fast, the Biggest Problem Is Staffing Them

Fast growing classical schools are scrambling to find staff nationwide. That is one of the lessons scholars, teachers and administrators described at the Symposium on Transforming Culture in America at Benedictine College on March 15-16.

“The biggest problem facing classical schools is the teacher pipeline problem,” said Jake Tawney, the chief academic officer of Great Hearts Academies, a classical charter school network in Arizona, Texas, and Louisiana. “The second biggest problem — which is becoming the biggest problem — is the headmaster pipeline problem.”

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