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The Real Problem in Schools: Administrators?

Amid all the talk about firing ineffective teachers, award-winning educator Renee Moore argues that the real cause of poor achievement in schools might just be "ill-conceived administrative restrictions":

It sounds paradoxical that those charged with being educational leaders in their buildings or districts may actually be impediments to quality instruction, but that is a truth many of us in the field have to deal with daily.

She notes that, faced with clueless one-size-fits-all mandates and inconsistent policies, even accomplished teachers find they often have to resort to subterfuge to do their jobs in way they know they need to. She has had do so herself.

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