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Conversations With Principals: Issues, Values, and Politics is a unique compilation of interviews with principals at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels. Unlike any other text in Educational Administration, this book allows students the unusual opportunity to experience the inner voice of principals as they discuss the many decisions they make and the multitude of people they must engage.

A Principal's Approach to the No Child Left Behind Act
A principal's approach to the no child left behind act

Political pressure can have enormous influence on the culture and operation of a school. Generally, individual states have enjoyed the sovereignty to initiate legislation that affects school programs. Funding, curriculum, testing, credentialing, philosophy and other important aspects of the schooling enterprise have emanated from state and local initiatives. Departing from this historical backdrop, the federal educational initiative called the No Child Left Behind Act has assumed a more vital role in public school operations, funding, and expectations.

In light of this federal mandate, this K–8 middle school principal described the philosophy and leadership decisions she had to make at her school site. How was she to reconcile ...

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