“So, the parents feel as though it’s their responsibility to shape the schools, which then shape the kids, right? So, because I can’t get past the parents, do I really have as much of an influence on the kids as I want? I try in my own way … But right now my job is to hire the right teachers.”
In another conversation with the journalist, he says, “Do we work for the parent or do we work for the kid?”
“We work for the kid,” he answers.
The journalist responded, “So, it’s not about the parenting?”
“It shouldn’t be, I don’t think,” Boland said.
Boland made additional comments about the application process saying that he wouldn’t hire an applicant who would choose siding with a parent when asked the hypothetical question below: “So, in a meeting with the parent, you propose the plan you develop for your student to develop these reading skills and these concepts, and the parent disagrees with you, how do you handle that?”
If they answer that they would side with the…