4/18/2005

While some praise Charlotte-Mecklenburg Superintendent James Pughsley for his administrative and academic skills, others say he's failed to demonstrate compelling, visionary leadership during the three years he's been on the job. Even though the district's first black leader has been adept at anticipating looming problems, his major proposals to build more schools, cap enrollment and attract good teachers to poor schools have failed to win final school board approval.

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