The Hard Truth: Problems and Issues in Urban School Reform

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R&L Education, 2012 - Education - 91 pages
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The Hard Truth is a book written for principals and school administrators who want to implement effective change. The topics of the book candidly discuss the problems, people, and issues that get in the way of true school reform; and what building level principals can personally do attain the best possible outcomes.

 

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Contents

The Leadership Void in Todays Urban Schools
1
Conflict and Friction
7
Individual Entrapments
13
School Culture
17
Irate Parents
21
Troublemakers on the Staff
29
Stagnation and Inefficiency
39
Disruptive Students
45
Standardized Testing
61
Central Office Staff
73
The Schools Budget
75
Social Media
79
Practice SelfReflection
81
Conclusion
85
Bibliography
89
About the Author
91

Academic Instruction
55

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About the author (2012)

Dr. Sean B. Yisrael has spent his entire career serving students and families. He believes every child deserves a quality education regardless of their family's socio-economic status.

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