Week Four Discussion Board
Based on the readings this week answer the following:
Do you feel that schools should be controlled with community or
central district leadership? Why?
I feel that both are necessary for a school district to run smoothly.
Community control or school board members are necessary as they can
provide viewpoints educators may not consider. Having central district
leadership allows for the support educators need within their classrooms
from those who know nd understand the classroom environment. While
community members can provide support for their local educators, they are
only able to do so much which is why I think it is necessary to be a part of a
Do we need principles in ethics, why or why not?
Yes, principles in ethics are needed. Principles in ethics act as a guide for us
to decipher right from wrong and responsible decision-making. Ethical
principles are also a way of ensuring we take responsibility for our actions,
decisions, and what or how we teach. This ensures that teachers are
respectful towards colleagues, students, and any other professionals within
How do these tie together? In what way?
Community and central control tie in with the need for ethical principles in
the sense that responsible decision-making and understanding right from
wrong are crucial for a healthy learning environment for students. The
community and central leadership need to have respect for each other and
their opinions or ideas while understanding not all decisions might be right.