Charting Reform: The Principals' Perspective

December, 1992
Albert L. Bennett, Anthony S. Bryk, John Q. Easton, David Kerbow, Stuart Luppescu, and Penny Bender Sebring

The 1988 Chicago School Reform Act drastically changed the worklife of Chicago's principals; principals lost job tenure and became accountable to the Local School Councils that award their four-year contracts. This 1992 survey of Chicago's principals had a response rate of 83%; their opinions on school reform and its new governance structure, teachers and professional development efforts, restructuring activities occurring at the school level, and the changing principalship are presented.

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