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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