NBCT: Local school boards are needed

10/4/2011 | Education Week Teacher

While local school boards sometimes are viewed as irrelevant, incompetent or meddlesome, National Board Certified Teacher Nancy Flanagan argues that they serve a purpose. She writes that local boards stand between schools and managerial control. Instead of being critical of local boards or ceding more control to the federal government, she recommends being more critical of school board candidates to ensure the best people are elected.

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