I recently sat through a long session on the “secret” of improving schools, writ large.  It seems that the obvious answer is more effective school boards.

 

I wish I could agree. I do not.

 

Are school boards important? Yes.

 

Are schools board the answer to a unifying theory of school improvement? No.

 

In the grand scheme of school improvement, school boards are a lot like master schedules. They can be THE problem. They can be a powerful lever. But they are never THE solution.

 

Think. Work. Achieve.

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