Confronting the Autonomy Gap

Adamowski, Steven; Petrilli, Michael J.
November 2007
Principal;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 87 Issue 2, p46
The article examines the autonomy possessed by school principals, which was the subject of a report by the American Institute for Research and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Urban elementary school principals were asked about the bureaucratic barriers like laws, court orders, union agreements, that make it difficult to make decisions. It is suggested that educational leaders take a decentralized approach to management.


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