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Address principals' concerns


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 21, 2014

~~<p>Hawaii's statewide Board of Education will be making a grave mistake if it allows the leadership of the Department of Education to dismiss an independent survey that conveys the dismay of the principals who are actually leading Hawaii's public schools.</p>
<p>Rather than assuming a defensive posture, state Schools Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi and her leadership team should digest these poll findings with an open mind, and take immediate steps to improve a top-down management structure that, to hear a significant number of principals tell it, is failing to address serious concerns about the sustainability of Race to the Top reforms.</p>
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Hawaii's statewide Board of Education will be making a grave mistake if it allows the leadership of the Department of Education to dismiss an independent survey that conveys the dismay of the principals who are actually leading Hawaii's public schools.

Rather than assuming a defensive posture, state Schools Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi and her leadership team should digest these poll findings with an open mind, and take immediate steps to improve a top-down management structure that, to hear a significant number of principals tell it, is failing to address serious concerns about the sustainability of Race to the Top reforms. Login for more...



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