School & District Management Book

Crucial Conversations About America's Schools

By John Draper and Nancy Protheroe, 2010
Price: Paperback, $20
BOOKS crucial conversations

It’s up to school leaders to shift the momentum away from conversations based on misperceptions and toward those that study critical issues about school improvement. Crucial Conversations About America’s Schools talks about how to do this and provides examples of how to reframe conversations on the hot-button but important topics of low-achieving schools, teacher pay for performance, the achievement gap, charter schools, and the dropout problem.

Table of Contents

  • Reshaping the Conversation About Public Schools
  • The Achievement Gap
  • The Dropout Rate
  • Turning Around Low-Performing Schools
  • Charter Schools
  • Pay for Performance