Graduate Research Papers


Open Access Graduate Research Paper


School administrators -- Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships;


As I read these lines from A Tale of Two Ci ties, a novel about the French Revolution, I am struck with the fact that they could have been written about the state of American education today. When the "Nation at Risk" report came out in the early 80' s, it spoke of the ills of American education, and offered an abundance of "cures" in the way of strong suggestions. The report itself aroused consternation for the most part in the eyes of the American public, a public largely in favor of the sweeping reforms that were offered by this document. However, most of these "cures" were suggested by a committee that did not base these suggestions on any empirical data, nor was the committee composed of those closely associated with public education.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

First Advisor

Robert H. Decker

Date Original


Object Description

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