Rethinking the Urban School Superintendency: Nontraditional Leaders and New Models of Leadership
by Joseph M. Cronin & Michael D. Usdan — 2003
Major cities in the United States, unhappy with persistent achievement gaps between students of different races and socioeconomic backgrounds, now search for highly effective medicine men who will upgrade urban school productivity. These efforts stand in stark contrast to the first two hundred years of the Republic, when villages relied on local ministers, elders, or farmers with extra time in the winter to visit the schools, many of which operated for only a few months of the year.
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