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The sixth edition of Educational Governance and Administration provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to school finance issues and schools as political systems. Its case-based approach ,  descriptive studies of how schools work , and  broad look at the historical, political, social contexts that make up this area of study make this book a valuable tool for every aspiring educator, policymaker, and citizen looking for an overview of the current American educational system.   Educational Governance and Administration  examines administrative practices with a critical eye and provides a balanced overview of the development of educational administration, taking into account the roles of teachers, students, principals, and superintendents. Extensively revised, the sixth edition contains a completely updated and comprehensive discussion of policy and policy making, as well as the financial and legal challenges that school leaders face. It explores the expanding role of the government in education and leadership, how schools work as political systems, and how administrators balance local, state, and federal influences.   New to This Edition Discussion of the complex and pervasive impacts of NCLB have been integrated throughout the text. New, innovative, and student-friendly pedagogical features such as data, charts, and graphs have been incorporated. Coverage of school law has been completely updated reflecting the most recent and most important court decisions and their impact. New and comprehensive information on  standards-based leadership and the current controversy about administrative preparation has been added. New Chapter 7, Students Today, examines the evolving nature of today’s students and evaluates contemporary research on this subject.  'I have found no textbooks on the topic to be superior to this one.  The authors have distilled the essence of public school governance and administration and provided it to the reader in a manner that demands his/her reflection. The content is well researched and well presented.  I plan on using the text in our program next fall and look forward to the new edition.'  -–Larry W. Brooks, Shenandoah University    'This book and its earlier editions are all classic texts for use in intro courses in our field.  I’m glad to see a new edition on the horizon.  The addition of a recent practitioner on the writing team has vastly improved the focus of the book.'  -–John Daresh, University of Texas, El Paso   'I think that the Sergiovanni text…continues to offer the best overview of how schools are governed.'  --Judith Zimmerman, Bowling Green State University
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