Shanker Blog » Examining Principal Turnover

20 Jul

Are you listening Perry?


Despite frequent implications that one way to improve low-performing schools is to replace its principal and to do so with greater frequency (see, for example, here), the evidence suggests that there are serious downsides: Rapidly turning over principals leads to more problems for the school in terms of greater teacher turnover, greater difficulty in recruiting well-qualified/effective teachers, and increased reluctance of staff to invest in reform strategies. All of these issues ultimately have a negative and long-lasting impact on the school’s achievement profile.

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