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Stage 4: How You Know If You Are Making Progress

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  • Thinking that running a community school is all about money and programs rather than about focusing on the importance of mobilizing families, residents, business and civic organizations, and the broader community in support of agreed-upon results.
  • Not being willing to ask the hard questions about how existing resources are used, whether they are achieving the desired results, and whether something needs to change.
  • Not realizing that building a system of community schools is inherently more a political than technical challenge.


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