The School Administrator

May 1997Child Advocacy: What Role for Educators?

Features

  • Child Advocacy: An Essential Part of School Leadership

    by Paul D. Houston


    AASA's executive director sets the stage for the series of six essays by the nation's leading advocates of children.

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  • Learning About Advocacy From Children

    by Robert Coles


    The child psychiatrist and best-selling author asks youngsters: How could educators make your lives better?

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  • Legal Protections for America's Young Treasures

    by Charles D. Gill

    The author, a Superior Court judge in Connecticut, argues for the necessity of a constitutional amendment protecting children's rights.

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  • Advocacy Groups Must Find Common Cause

    by Jule M. Sugarman

    One of the founding fathers of Head Start calls for a more focused campaign to divert the recent course of policy on behalf of children.

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  • Eliminate Gross Disparities Under Your Control

    by Kati Haycock


    The director of the Washington, D.C.-based Education Trust asks school leaders to close the achievement gap through more equitable resource allocations.

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  • Industry's Whims Subjugate Student Needs

    by Jonathan Kozol


    The award-winning author of Savage Inequalities and Amazing Grace finds a "dehumanizing" effect from corporate involvement in schoolhouse affairs.

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Profile

    John R. O'Rourke by JAY P. GOLDMAN


    superintendent, Pittsford, N.Y., and 1997 National Superintendent of the Year

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    Departments

    Focus

    Tap Pediatricians in Your Community as Health Resource by Howard L. Taras



    associate professor, University of California at San Diego

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    Guest Column

    In Search of an Average Student by Gary A. Burton



    superintendent, Wayland, Mass.

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    Guest Column

    Who We Are and Who We Need To Be by Gene R. Carter


    executive director, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

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    Federal Dateline

    Where's the Government Commitment to Children? by Nick Penning



    policy analyst, AASA

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    Focus

    Key Communicators Can Amplify Support by Martha Bruckner



    assistant professor of educational administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha

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    Guest Column

    A Mission Possible: Relevant Mission Statements by Donald G. Coleman and Jessica Brockmeier



    professor of education administration, California State University, Fresno, Calif., and doctoral candidate in education administration, Loyola University, Chicago, Ill. respectively

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    President's Corner

    National Testing ... Fight It Or Join It? by Donald R. Thompson


    president, AASA

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