chapter  1
Being a Principal in an Era of High-Stakes Teacher Evaluation
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We will illustrate (and most of our readers know) principals work long hours and have difficult jobs. Yet policy makers now call for principals to spend more time supervising teachers. This advocacy is done without any advice about how principals can find time to do this or any evidence that increasing the amount of time principals spend in classrooms will increase student achievement. Principals today are under increased pressure to improve their schools, and advice about how they should do this abounds.