Publication Date: December 22, 2005
To provide essential guidance to urban school board members committed to high achievement for all children, Don McAdams presents a comprehensive approach to board leadership he calls reform governance. This accessible framework brings together all the work of an urban school board, including everything from big ideas about core beliefs and theories of action for change to the fundamental relationships and processes through which boards and superintendents work together and the leadership role boards have in building community support for sustained change. Taking into account the hot political arena of urban education, reform governance:
Donald R. McAdams is president of the Center for Reform of School Systems. He is the author of Fighting to Save Our Urban Schools…and Winning! Lessons from Houston.
“Based on rich experience and deep thought, this book offers a governance theory that is more than best practices on how effective boards work; it is also a guide to what boards should be doing.”
— From the Foreword by Rod Paige, former U.S. Secretary of Education
“Excellent…this book is a must read not only for urban school board members and superintendents, but for every governor, legislator, and staff member who wants to make a difference for the children of America.”
— Anne L. Bryant, Executive Director, National School Boards Association