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Tozer Questions Principal Model

August 4, 2016

Steve Tozer, PhD, professor of educational policy studies and director of the Center for Urban Education Leadership, was featured in The Atlantic Magazine analyzing New York City Schools' model of hiring one principal to lead two schools.  Principals originally started at one high-achieving school and are named to a high-needs school, in addition to their current leadership position.

Steve Tozer, a University of Illinois at Chicago professor who is an expert on urban school-leader preparation, agreed. He called New York City’s two-school principal arrangement an “unfortunate compromise,” arguing that the city should instead focus on preparing more strong leaders. “Why aren’t we hiring an equally good principal for that second school?” he said. “At best, it’s a stopgap measure.”

Read the full article at The Atlantic.