Educational Leadership seems like an oxymoron sometimes

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The New York Times carried this story, of a 6 year old suspended after bringing camping silverware to school.  I was on a school board for 8 years, and I am well aware of the difficulties that arise in local districts.  Budgets are tight, and legal challenges can wick funds away from education.  The easiest path is a "zero tolerance" schemata. Sometimes that is a ridiculous cop out.

If schools wish to enjoy respect, they will have to learn to be more fearless in their leadership.  Maybe what I mean is that they will have to use their heads.  That would be a good example for their clientele.  Especially Zachary.

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  • Agreed!

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