Accepting Responsibility



Accountability doesn’t begin and end with the board of education. Educators should be accountable for providing high-quality instruction. Students should be accountable for putting forth the effort to perform to the best of their ability. Parents should be accountable for reinforcing education in the home. Taxpayers should be accountable for giving schools the fiscal capacity to do their work. School board members should interact with all these constituencies, spending money wisely and effectively, and doing all within their means to promote the best possible teaching and learning. The school board should never neglect outcomes. It should not lose sight of the ends that it has in mind. Members of school boards should set goals and return continually to the same question, asking of themselves, “How are we doing?”


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