It is true, as would-be reformers often argue, that statutes, policies, rules, regulations, contracts, and case law make it tougher than it should be for school and system leaders to drive improvement and, well, lead. However, it is also the case that leaders have far more freedom to transform, reimagine, and invigorate teaching, learning, and schooling than is widely believed. In K–12 education, we have done a poor job of equipping school and system leaders to address challenges; squeeze the most value out of scarce funds; or to make the fullest use of 21st-century time, tools, talent, and money. The new book “Cage-Busting Leadership” is one modest attempt to help us — teachers, leaders, policymakers, and anyone with a stake in education — do better.
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