A "Superintendent" Speaks
Publication Type:Web Article
Year of Publication:2004
Assuming the guise of a candidate for the superintendency of a large urban school system, education reformer Hayes Mizell shares his vision of "a different reality" in which community members band together to refocus public schools on children's needs. Mizell, the Distinguished Senior Fellow of the National Staff Development Council, "performed" this speech at a benefit for The Swann Fellowship, a school advocacy organization in Charlotte NC. Mizell began his presentation by stating the "assumption and expectation" he believes every superintendent candidate should have: "Your public schools are the institutional manifestation of your community's belief that all children should develop the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for them to become productive, independent adults, capable of sustaining and strengthening the democratic civic life of this community."
Citation: Mizell, H. (2004). A "superintendent" speaks. Speech to the Swann Fellowship, Charlotte, August 27, 2004. Retrieved from the National Staff Development Council 1 Apr 2008. Link: http://www.nsdc.org/library/authors/mizell.cfm