"Maybe there isn't a metric that is quantifiable for teaching, maybe it has more to do with creating an atmosphere, creating experiences for kids...if there is anything I'd like to have a joy index, as silly as it sounds I would like to see schools joyful.."
Arnold Dodge is the chairperson of the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration at LIU-Post located in Brookville, NY. Dr. Dodge retired in August 2007 after serving as Superintendent of Schools in the East Rockaway School District. Prior to assuming the superintendency, he served in districts in Nassau and Suffolk Counties as a central office curriculum administrator, school principal and teacher. In his forty-third year in education, Dr. Dodge’s particular interest focuses on the effects of high-stakes testing on students, teachers, schools and families. Additionally, his research has included the impact of poverty on schools in the US and in South Africa.