A Power Shift in Public Education: Seven Strategies for Dealing with Broken Promises by Herbert F. PandiscioA Power Shift in Public Education: Seven Strategies for Dealing with Broken Promises by Herbert F. Pandiscio

A Power Shift in Public Education: Seven Strategies for Dealing with Broken Promises

byHerbert F. Pandiscio

Paperback | August 16, 2009

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A Power Shift in Public Education makes a direct assault on what the author believes are the primary causes of the failed public school system in America. This no-holds-barred book about big ideas makes the case that billions of dollars and millions of man hours have been spent chasing the wrong solutions. For decades, government units at the national, state, and local levels have directed their efforts and funding to new programs and materials, when their policies should have been directed at staffing schools with outstanding teachers, implementing hiring practices free of favoritism and patronage, and supporting building principals, the real heroes of public education. Pandiscio directly attacks the method by which teachers are compensated, the reluctance of boards of education to link superintendent compensation to clearly defined student learning goals, and the unwillingness of state and local officials to confront the negative impact of teacher unions and binding arbitration on education budgets.
Herbert F. Pandiscio has extensive and unparalleled experience as a school administrator and as a search consultant; his work has taken him into more than one hundred school districts and put him in contact with hundreds of superintendents and board of education members. As an 'insider' privy to the inner workings of school districts, ...
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Title:A Power Shift in Public Education: Seven Strategies for Dealing with Broken PromisesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:162 pages, 9.07 × 6.09 × 0.48 inPublished:August 16, 2009Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1607092425

ISBN - 13:9781607092421

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This book is well worth reading if one is interested in educational reform. The author has shared his lifetime's secrets, work, and successful leadership techniques with us so we can follow his proven recipe for daily positive results to achieve long-term reform. Since the author has a clear grasp of how school systems operate, he can credibly suggest reforms that will restore public confidence in education and schooling. If someone spends some time with this book, the new perspectives learned will surely be of benefit. It is as interesting as it is reasoned and informative.