The Reflective Principal: Schools Must Embrace Democratic Principles

By Sharron Goldman Walker and Michael Chriichello Principal, May/June 2014 As a new principal, Dina Macksy* sought to answer one question: Why does society send children to school? “Because the law says so,” replied her students. “To be successful in life,” affirmed school board members. And the teachers? “That’s your job to know; you are the principal,” they retorted.