you are trying too hard here. Let me reiterate -I agree with you! Teachers are the most critical link in the chain. But whose fault is it that a poor teacher is allowed to continue doing the same? I would argue that this responsibility lies at the teacher's manager (our P) at the end of the day? You can argue that the teacher should want to do better or step down if they can't teach, but poor performers rarely do on their own initiative, especially if they are allowed to operate as they wish. In any other profession or line of work, that is how it works. And, that is how it should be in education as well. If we both agree that teachers make the most difference, then what can the P possibly spend his or her time on that is more important than correcting deficiencies within their own staff?? It isn't micromanaging to get involved in correcting this either. IT IS (or should be) THEIR JOB!!! If teachers are the most critical link and the P isn't doing anything about it, then he/she is derelict in their duty as head of the school. Micromanaging is when the leader (or P in this case) creates rules and policies that hinders the efforts of the better teachers. Poor teachers need micromanaging in an effort to improve their performance or remove them from their classroom. Let your good employees do their jobs and fix or remove the others.