The Guild advances the original vision of the chartered-school model, in which teachers are professionally organized and work to create innovative, research-based schools that rely on teacher expertise to identify and use effective teaching strategies, promote engaged student learning, create professional autonomy, and ensure effective, shared responsibility for outcomes.
The Guild vision is aligned with Minnesota Statutes §124E, Subd. 1 (5): create new professional opportunities for teachers, including the opportunity to be responsible for the learning program.
Teacher Powered Schools
The Guild espouses teacher leadership. A new national opinion survey commissioned by Education Evolving found 78% of teachers believe teacher-powered schools are a good idea; 85% of the American public agrees. More than 9 in 10 Americans agree that teachers should have more authority in school-level decision making.