The Ohio Educational Leadership Collaborative Newsletter
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.
The Ohio Educational Leadership Collaborative
Kowalski, Theodore J., "Myths and Poor Policy Affecting the Future of School Superintendents" (2006). Educational Leadership Faculty Publications. 22.
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