Resolutions: Leadership

AFSA’s resolution on leadership expressed the members’ frustration with the fact that federal policies for performance standards, educator evaluations and strategies for turning around underperforming schools have been developed without input from the school leaders responsible for overseeing these policies.


These policymakers’ decisions, the resolution made clear, “reflect a regrettable indifference, if not ignorance of, the socioeconomic dynamics and disparate performance histories of school districts, states, and regions impacted by their policy pronouncements.”


AFSA, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) believe strongly in the importance of advancing such an informed strategic perspective. Because of this, and the collaboration of the three organizations to ensure that principals’ unique voices are heard in the development of federal education policies, a resolution strongly endorsing and supporting their collective work passed overwhelmingly.