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Dorothy Shipps, Professor of Education in Organization & Leadership, was recently quoted concerning the pros and cons of mayoral-controlled school boards. Shipps suggested that while mayors have greater access to financial and political support, such practices may limit what information is disseminated as there is no incentive to inform the public of what takes place. Her statements were in response to Cleveland's Mayor Jane Campbell's recent appointment of nine new members to the school board of Ohio's largest district.

Dorothy Shipps, Professor of Education in Organization & Leadership, was recently quoted concerning the pros and cons of mayoral-controlled school boards. Shipps suggested that while mayors have greater access to financial and political support, such practices may limit what information is disseminated as there is no incentive to inform the public of what takes place. Her statements were in response to Cleveland's Mayor Jane Campbell's recent appointment of nine new members to the school board of Ohio's largest district.

Shipps spent several years studying the Chicago school system, which, in addition to a few other cities including Boston and Detroit, has abolished elected boards in favor of appointed public school leadership.

The article, entitled "Mayor Announces Appointees to Cleveland School Board", appeared in the June 3 edition of the The Akron Beacon Journal.

Published Tuesday, Jun. 17, 2003

Shipps Speaks About Appointed Public School Leadersip

Dorothy Shipps, Professor of Education in Organization & Leadership, was recently quoted concerning the pros and cons of mayoral-controlled school boards. Shipps suggested that while mayors have greater access to financial and political support, such practices may limit what information is disseminated as there is no incentive to inform the public of what takes place. Her statements were in response to Cleveland's Mayor Jane Campbell's recent appointment of nine new members to the school board of Ohio's largest district.

Shipps spent several years studying the Chicago school system, which, in addition to a few other cities including Boston and Detroit, has abolished elected boards in favor of appointed public school leadership.

The article, entitled "Mayor Announces Appointees to Cleveland School Board", appeared in the June 3 edition of the The Akron Beacon Journal.

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