ERIC Number: EJ804434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
James Madison High: A School at the Crossroads
Stroup, John T.; Salmonowicz, Michael J.; Broom, Christopher C.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v10 n3-4 p10-20 2007
This case tells the story of James Madison High School, which became the epicenter of a debate over the future reorganization and control of large secondary schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The LAUSD, recently taken over by the newly elected mayor, was fighting for control of this 3,000-student high school with a charter school company. Both entities offered plans for restructuring James Madison, which amid this larger debate was dealing with racial tension and poor academic performance. Students must analyze the political climate and determine how the school's new principal should approach the situation and what actions should be taken.
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Change, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Charter Schools, Nonprofit Organizations, Politics of Education, School Administration, House Plan, Small Schools, Disadvantaged Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California