Education is everyone’s business. Schools exist to educate children— all children— so they can reach their potential, support themselves and their future families, and become good citizens of our country and the world. As adults, we are depending on the next generation to discover creative solutions for living well, to contribute to a stable economy, and to be ethical decision makers. Strong schools are the key!
The complex problems of education in our country; however, can be overwhelming making most people feel frustrated and outside the solution circle—but sometimes seemingly small things can make a big difference in the outcome and individuals can help.
You can improve schools and bolster student achievement by supporting school principals. They are the CEOs who drive excellence on a campus. To make this happen, school heads must be innately talented leaders, which is unusual, or be given advice on how to grow as a leader so students can soar.
Help by giving The Principal’s Chair, Who Sits There Matters, A Secret of School Success to the principals in your neighborhood. If you are a company or an organization, and want to be a really good neighbor and friend of education, buy copies of the book for your school district or a district with a limited budget.
The doing is simple— just click on the title to order the books from Amazon and have them shipped to the schools or districts of your choice.
Most schools are non-profit organizations, so your gifts should be tax-deductible. Check with your financial advisor to be sure.
Be a champion of schools. It will make you smile!
Will Miller, President of The Wallace Foundation writes, “We have not found a single case of a school improving its student achievement record in the absence of talented leadership.” (New York Times OP-ED Contributor, April 17, 2015, “Want Reform? Principals Matter Too.”)
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