Week 6 Discussion 1 – Getting Your Political Bearings
Assess this article, Principals as Political Actors, Facing Reality
Denying the political dimension of principaling or avoiding such actions, as so many school leaders do, ignores the importance, nay, the necessity of principals acting politically to insure that students learn well and teachers teach effectively as they work to run schools smoothly even as conditions change right before their eyes.
After reading the article, respond to the following questions:
- How have you seen this play out with administrators whom you may have observed?
- How does what you learn from this article compare or differ from your concept of the principal’s role as politician?
Your initial responses are due by 11:55 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday and should be between 200-250 words. The initial posting should be a statement of your point of view on the question, supported by the required readings.