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ERIC Number: EJ1137675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1553-541X
District Leadership: A Time for Activism and Coalitions
Jewell-Sherman, Deborah
Voices in Urban Education, n45 2017
The author has never been frightened by the possibility of a candidate winning, as she was at the possibility of Trump becoming president. And now that he is president-elect, she has grave concerns about this nation's children and our future. In this article, she states her belief that it is time to mobilize in significant ways at all levels--local, state, and federal, forming new alliances. She thinks that there's a new kind of courage that leaders are going to have to demonstrate, that goes above and beyond instruction, teaching and learning. Leaders are going to have to be instrumental in building cultures that provide schools as safe havens. And that sharing that knowledge of best practices has to become the norm, not an exception. She argues that we are going to have to figure out ways to build coalitions not just of the willing and among those who share a progressive agenda, but really find a way of building bridges with some elements of this new world order that we've inherited. Finally, the author says that she gains hope every day that she teaches and that she is looking forward to seeing the leaders that rise up to meet others.
Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. Brown University, Box 1985, Providence, RI, 02912. Tel: 401-863-7990; Fax: 401-863-1290; e-mail: AISR_info@brown.edu; Web site: http://www.annenberginstitute.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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