What they're saying about 'Cage-Busting Leadership'

  • Title:

    Cage-Busting Leadership
  • Format:

    Paperback
  • Paperback Price:

    29.95
  • Paperback ISBN:

    978-1-61250-506-0
  • 256 Paperback pages
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What critics are saying:

 

'Cage-busting Leadership' is full of valuable insights into the ability of “cage-busting” education leaders to solve the seemingly intractable problems of our K–12 system.

Dan Fishman, Philanthropy Roundtable

 

This is an inherently empowering book. It says to superintendents, principals, and other administrators: Reclaim the power that is rightfully yours; don't take the status quo as a given; and don't take no for an answer. No one would ever mistake Rick Hess for Oprah Winfrey, but their message is the same: You can do it!

Michael J. Petrilli, Executive Vice President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute

 

The book will help education leaders think outside the “cage” when developing solutions to difficult problems that we all are facing with regard to budget and reaching higher levels of performance.

Terry Holliday, Kentucky Commissioner of Education

 

Rick Hess has a new book out and it is worth reading. It's an informative and entertaining read about the actual and perceived (largely perceived) barriers that prevent many education leaders from doing their work.

David DeSchryver, Whiteboard Advisors

 

While I don't agree with everything in the book, it is a great read for anyone currently working on improving education [in New Bedford, MA]. The book mostly focuses on superintendents and principals, but I would add that parents, teachers, union officials and school board members can — and should — be 'cage-busting' leaders too.

David Prentiss

 

Rick Hess' new book title, "Cage-Busting Leadership," invokes images of Hulk crushing bars designed to hold him back.

Sarah Rosenberg, Education Sector

 

Hess has created an informative guide that should give leaders the confidence to bar-bust their way to effective education
leadership.

Brandon Wright, Fordham Institute

 

His ideas and the examples of how they've been implemented are dynamic and inspiring; in fact, at various points I found myself reconsidering my decision not to become a principal.

Only Good Books

 

Hess' book gives us inspiration and direction for ensuring that no child in America goes to a school governed by a culture
of 'can't.'

Tom Greene, StudentsFirst

 
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About the Author

 

Frederick M.
Hess
  • An educator, political scientist and author, Frederick M. Hess studies K-12 and higher education issues. His books include "Cage-Busting Leadership," "Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age," "The Same Thing Over and Over," "Education Unbound," "Common Sense School Reform," "Revolution at the Margins," and "Spinning Wheels." He is also the author of the popular Education Week blog, "Rick Hess Straight Up." Hess's work has appeared in scholarly and popular outlets such as Teachers College Record, Harvard Education Review, Social Science Quarterly, Urban Affairs Review, American Politics Quarterly, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Phi Delta Kappan, Educational Leadership, U.S. News & World Report, National Affairs, the Washington Post, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic and National Review. He has edited widely cited volumes on the Common Core, the role of for-profits in education, education philanthropy, school costs and productivity, the impact of education research, and No Child Left Behind.  Hess serves as executive editor of Education Next, as lead faculty member for the Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program, and on the review boards for the Broad Prize in Urban Education and the Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools. He also serves on the boards of directors of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers and 4.0 SCHOOLS. A former high school social studies teacher, he teaches or has taught at the University of Virginia, the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, Rice University and Harvard University. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Government, as well as an M.Ed. in Teaching and Curriculum, from Harvard University.


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