This month's dilemma:
An assistant principal is a leading applicant to replace the retiring elementary principal. Her duties include students’ grade-level assignments for next year. The PTA president, with twin 1st-grade girls, reluctantly accedes to the school’s policy that twins be placed in separate classrooms. One twin is having academic difficulty and the teacher recommends retention. The girls’ angry mother demands promotion of both, blaming the teacher’s performance. As a member of the site council that will recommend the next principal, she criticizes the assistant principal’s leadership without mentioning her personal circumstances. The AP fears her promotional chance is about to be extinguished. She seeks the superintendent’s advice.Read our panelists' responses here.