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"I only wish that this book had been available during my service in public schools – as a principal, Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent. I would recommend that all leaders and educators who are interested in creating an environment of true understanding and equity utilize this text as the foundation for intentional professional learning, reflection and committed action. As a leadership coach, this book will be an invaluable resource. Principal Leadership for Racial Equity is a gift- to both adults and more importantly students!"
"Lights! Camera! Action! Inequities in education for students of color are now in focus and Principal Leadership for Racial Equity addresses the actions to be taken to make sure all students are successful."
"Principal Leadership for Racial Equity offers readers a theory of action surrounding the role we must take in our schools and districts to support our next generation learners. Implicit biases must be eradicated in order for each student to reach their own limitless potential. The authors provide clear examples, anecdotes, insights, and research to support a paradigm shift that will support learners and their overall achievement. Now is the time, the space, and the place to ensure that our youth thrive."
"Principal Leadership for Racial Equity: A Field Guide for Developing Racial Consciousness in School Principals is a thoughtful, well written book that is current, relevant, and needed for now and the future. I strongly recommend this book for current and aspiring administrators. The book would be an excellent resource for a book study or a graduate course. I am eager to share this book with my colleagues and administrators I mentor. This book will be a valuable addition to my professional library."
"The authors of Principal Leadership for Racial Equity mince no words and address head on the brass tacks issues that need to be confronted if American education is going to make any headway related to respecting and valuing every human being as a human being regardless of race, ethnicity, background, or any other factor. In the current political and social environment, this issue is more important than ever.
"This book offers a compelling message of hope and steps towards inclusion for school administrators and district leaders in addressing racial equality. This book engages in discussion and actions that move from an idea to implementation. It is a practical guide to implement a system in a manner that is conducive to enhancing the culture and performance of the organization."
"Understanding and developing racial consciousness with principals is critical and a focus of many Boards today. Principal Leadership for Racial Equity provides practical, realistic, and useful guidance by working readers through a series of chapters intended to develop racial consciousness and provide administrators with the tools to start work in schools. The activities engage the reader in each chapter to uncover bias and develop an understanding with the matter.
"Principal Leadership for Racial Equity: A Field Guide for Developing Racial Consciousness in School Principals provides tools and reflection for all leaders in education to begin to become true agents of change in our schools and more importantly come to grips with their own biases so that we see more commonalities. This book will allow us to lean into discomfort and become more human."
"The timing for Principal Leadership for Racial Equity is perfect and the structure of this book will best support leaders address issues we all face in the field."
"Principal Leadership for Racial Equity prompts deep personal reflection and goes beyond the ‘surface’ level work to get to the focus of this work. This topic can be a ‘courageous’ undertaking and this book provides the tools and personal reflection needed to truly engage in order to interrupt the cycle of practices that do not work for all students. It is not good enough to focus on success for most students – we need to focus on equity for all students!"
"Leading for equity requires deep personal reflection, courage, and skill. This book provides tools and resources to tap into all three. Reading and completing the exercises within this book provide a platform for knowing yourself and developing that knowledge into a set of behaviors and actions that create equitable conditions within your school or organization. Leaders who are continually growing in their confidence to do what is just and their ability to guide whole communities of practice in this work will want to learn from the experience and expertise of these authors.
"At this critical juncture in which the deleterious impact of race is so profoundly apparent in our schools, Krull, Raskin and Felix have provided us with an epistemological tour de force . Research, evidence, strategies and practices have been blended into a vital metanarrative from which leaders can mindfully inspire and instill in staff the racial consciousness needed to confidently enable students of color to demonstrate their innate propensity for high intellectual performances, self-determination and personal agency."