Brian Jacob quoted in Detroit News, "Teachers rule in experimental school"

September 3, 2010

Brian Jacob spoke to the Detroit News about the success of a new teacher-led Detroit school set to open this fall, Palmer Park Preparatory Academy.

Two lead teachers and an executive administrator will take over some of the duties previously held by the principal and assistant principal. Committees of teachers and staff will make curriculum and operational decisions. While this is Michigan's first teacher-led school, Jacob told the Detroit News that it models a site-based management technique that did not fare particularly well in the 1980s.