Does School Board Leadership Matter? asks a Fordham paper.
Districts that are “beating the odds” academically tend to have board members focused on improving academics, as opposed to developing the “whole child.”
Which comes first? asks Rick Hess. Do high-functioning districts attract focused, coherent board members or do the board members create high-functioning districts? Or is it just that “educated, engaged communities have high-performing schools and elect academically focused boards?”
“Political moderates tend to be more informed than liberals and conservatives and that former educators are less informed about their district than are their counterparts,” according to the researchers.
Do educators make good school board members? asks National Journal’s Education Insiders.