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(The Atlantic)   The most misunderstood person in all of education is none other than the principal, who is either caught sayof or making decisions the public doesn't understand   (theatlantic.com) divider line 4
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2013-11-09 07:52:10 PM
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When I was in school growing up, the difference between teachers and principals as that the principals all drove Cadillacs and the teachers all drove Hondas.
2013-11-09 09:16:14 PM
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whistleridge: Teachers are overwhelmingly female in the US, but only 50% of principals are female, and as little as 20 years ago, principals were 75%+ male.

We definitely seem to have a latent cultural assumption in the country of female teachers and male principals. I wonder why that is?


Administration =/= Teaching.  Two entirely different careers and skill sets.

This just in:  some careers have a gender bias.  Doesn't necessarily mean there's discrimination going on, could be as simple as more men get attracted to a career of power/authority (because testosterone), while more women get attracted to a career of nurturing.
2013-11-09 08:42:20 PM
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The principal is to blame for everything.  The low test scores, class after class of ugly, ugly children . . .
2013-11-09 07:39:03 PM
1 votes:
Oh, we understand Principals all right. They're petty, tyrannical Douchebags.
 
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