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Research the role of education leaders in critique and reform of education using databases eLibrary, locating six to eight articles to support your position.

(1) Who controls the schools? Who makes the policies that govern schools? Who determines the ethical, social, and economic goals of education? Who sets the curriculum? Who determines instructional materials used in a school/classroom?

(2) After identifying those who are involved, discuss what their motivations are to control education. In your educational philosophical perspective, who should control local and national education? Give a rationale and predict the possible impact.

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An essay on School leadership, focusing on the roles of a school leader in the US educational system.

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