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Document Number: 4667

An Impossible Job? The View from the Urban Superintendent's Chair - Nine of 10 urban school superintendents say they need more authority to fix bad schools and improve student achievement, according to this survey. The survey, which focused on superintendents in the nation's 100 largest districts, found many school leaders believe their reform efforts are hampered by the way power is divided among school boards, teacher unions and other groups. (Howard Fuller with Christine Campbell, Mary Beth Celio, James Harvey, John Immerwahr and Abigail Winger, Center on Reinventing Public Education, July 2003)...

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