Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2006

Publication Source

The Ohio Educational Leadership Collaborative Newsletter

Abstract

Across the country, state policymakers are acting to weaken professional standards for school superintendents. Nine states no longer require a license for this position and among the remaining 41 states, over half (54%, including Ohio) have provisions for waivers or emergency certificates and 15 states (37%, including Ohio) sanction alternative preparation programs for licensure (Feistritzer, 2003). Sadly, this trend toward de-professionalizing the most influential position in public education is being fueled by myths and unless it is curtailed, it will seriously damage our public education system.

Inclusive pages

4-5

Document Version

Published Version

Publisher

The Ohio Educational Leadership Collaborative

Volume

1

Issue

3