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Taking a practice-to-theory approach grounded in research The Principal: Leadership for a Global Society is a core textbook for use by aspiring and practicing K-12 school principals. The goal of the text is to prepare school leaders to successfully face the real life issues that principals deal with on a day-to-day basis. This comprehensive text addresses the most up to date view building leadership as well providing a rich arrange of pedagogical features that help school principals understand both the challenges prevalent in schools today and the tool belt of leadership strategies needed to meet school, district, community, state, and national ideologies and standards. This text will provide a rich array of innovative, practical, and successful leadership concepts ideas that will separate it from other principalship textbooks on the market today.

Principals and Political Issues
Principals and political issues

The ratification of the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was the first political decision that was related to the nation's schools. Following a political debate that was at times vigorous, the founding fathers established that “the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” Education was established clearly as a state function. States, in turn, have delegated many responsibilities to the local school districts.

Historically, many school administrators will recall their early training and the repeated admonition to stay away from politics and politicians. One had to conclude that politics ...

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