Headteachers to be held responsible for school performance
Copenhagen mayor Frank Jensen (Socialdemokreterne) has opened up his campaign for re-election with a pledge to fire headteachers whose schools are not performing well enough.
Copenhagen students perform below the national average, and Jensen said the city would keep an eye on individual schools’ academic levels and teacher absence rates as a way to make sure performance improved.
A spokesman for headteachers said Jensen’s proposal displayed a lack of trust.
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