Under this plan, IPS teachers would finally have the conditions they are seeking - professional respect, the opportunity to work closely with like-minded colleagues, and the encouragement to innovate in their classrooms. There would be no shortage of work for excellent teachers, now and forever. Many current teachers in high-performing schools would likely stay right where they are. Great teachers in struggling schools would have the chance to improve school performance, and some could even choose to help start new Opportunity Schools. Since school leaders would have the flexibility to hire their own teams, teachers would be able to seek out and apply for positions at the schools that best fit their skills and interests.