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Another school leadership disaster: Private companies work an insider game to reap lucrative contracts - Alternet.org

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Investigative journalist Jeff Bryant:a bombshell article about entrepreneurs who operate superintendent searches, then call on their Superintendents to buy professional development, technology, training, and other services. The conflicts of interest and self-dealing are shocking. Districts lose millions of dollars and buy services they don’t need, while the search service continues to pay them; 'previous investigations of school leadership search firms conducted by Our Schools have found companies frequently forego background checks of prospective candidates they recommend, promote favored candidates regardless of their experience or track record, & push board members to keep the entire search process, including the final candidates, confidential from public scrutiny.'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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