Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 2005

Publication Source

Journal of Thought

Abstract

At this juncture when policymakers are being asked to choose between deregulation and reform, problems affecting the superintendency need to be framed appropriately and policy decisions need to be based on evidence and not raw politics or emotion. Deregulating a profession clearly is a serious matter that is prudent either when the need for the state to protect the public from practitioners is no longer valid or when the underlying knowledge has been found to be fraudulent or irrelevant (Kowalski, 2004). This paper identifies role expectations and position requirements that have evolved for school district superintendents over the past 100 years. These expectations and requirements are then analyzed to determine if they remain valid to contemporary practice.

Inclusive pages

73-96

ISBN/ISSN

0022-5231

Document Version

Published Version

Comments

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Permission documentation is on file.

Volume

40

Issue

2

Peer Reviewed

yes