Teachers union leader: Poor leadership crippling OKC school district

Thursday, December 13, 2012

by Ed Allen

The Oklahoman

Working for or with Oklahoma City Public Schools can be an unbelievable experience. Unbelievable as in “beyond belief.” Substantial problems face our district and the least-discussed problem is poor leadership — leadership that is beyond belief. It's time to talk openly about a school system unable to develop a clear vision, inspire people to change or even hold leaders responsible.

The grading scandal at Douglass High School is just one more symptom exposing a failed district administrative team. We have leaders who not only can't fix a broken school district; evidently they can't even recognize problems that stand right before them.

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