A Woman in a Mans World: The True Story of a High School Principal

A Woman in a Man's World
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Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. A Woman in a Man's World is the compelling memoir of Norma Winter's professional journey into school administration during a time when gender differences among administrators were obvious and roadblocks to success were copious. In , when Dr. Norma Winter overcame the adversities of her youth and became the only female high school principal in the state of West Virginia A Woman in a Man's World is the compelling memoir of Norma Winter's professional journey into school administration during a time when gender differences among administrators were obvious and roadblocks to success were copious.

Norma Winter overcame the adversities of her youth and became the only female high school principal in the state of West Virginia, less than three percent of the school administrators in the United States were women. Winter describes a very personal and inspirational triumph over hardship and includes meaningful contributions to the study of contrasts between the careers of male and female school administrators.

She states that female administrators were often better communicators, yet social interactions tended to be easier for male leaders. Men delegated tasks more often; yet women worked harder to motivate staff to cooperate. But you can't look at the ones with the bad grades and just kick them out. Where are they going to go?

According to state law, everyone is entitled to a public education until age Clark says now that those who left in signed themselves out.

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But in an interview on ''Nightline'' last week, he said he had ''expurgated'' those students in , and under questioning, said he had done ''pretty much the same'' last month. He also said of the students, ''They were given an alternative mode of education. But according to the Board of Education's attorney, Robert Rosenberg, ''What he's saying is legal sophistry.

The students' only option was to take a course that would help them pass the General Equivalency Diploma exam. Paterson's superintendent, Dr. Frank Napier, says he has pushed for an alternative program for years.

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At the same time, he has staunchly supported Mr. Clark's efforts to remove problem students, maintaining that lower schools had already failed them and they now could not be educated.

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Napier said, referring to those who have left the school. Who cares about minority kids getting an education?

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State officials include Paterson among nine school districts ''on the verge of educational bankruptcy. Ninety percent of the enrollment is black or Hispanic. In addition, officials say, the district suffers from poor management.

A Woman in a Man's World: The True Story of a High School Principal

The monitoring team reported inadequate data on everything from the budget to curriculum to test scores. Like many inner-city schools, Paterson's lose a lot of students. Last year the city's other high school, John F. Kennedy, lost out of 2, students, according to the state team. At Eastside, however, dropped out or were forced out; more than left in each of the previous two years as well, for a three-year total of 1, View all New York Times newsletters.

The dropout rate, state officials say, calls into question other measures of achievement because, in effect, a large part of the school population has been eliminated. At Eastside, scores on a statewide proficiency test given at the end of the freshman year are rising. Still, last year fewer than half the students passed math and writing, compared with statewide averages of 77 percent and Scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test have also improved, according to Mr. Clark's staff, rising to averages that fell between to points last year, from averages of between to in About students take the test each year.

Teachers' Charges Of Intimidation. Teachers have also left Eastside. Peter Tirri, an elementary school teacher who heads the Paterson Education Association, said good ones have left under duress. Persi, the county superintendent, said he cut short the monitoring team's efforts because staff members seemed fearful of answering the most basic questions.

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Clark's memos indicate reason to feel intimidated. In June , he sent a memo titled ''Denunciation of Your Anarchistic Activities'' to three teachers who were association delegates. It ended, ''I invite you to purge yourselves of the demons that make you so dangerous to the very institutions and ideologies to which you should be dedicating your professional lives or to purge the Paterson school system by leaving it.

The association, Mr.

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Tirri said, has filed 44 grievances against Mr. Clark, more than against any other principal in Paterson. Clark has been accused of calling one teacher ''half a black man'' in front of the entire faculty and labeling several other teachers ''gutless, spineless, racist bastards.

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In , when author Dr. Norma L. Winter overcame the adversities of her youth and became the only female high school principal in the state of West Virginia. In this memoir, self-proclaimed pioneer Norma Winter tells how she “beat all the odds” to become West Virginia's first female high school principal at a time when .

During a tour of Eastside last week, Mr. Clark said, ''I'm very kind to my staff. But he made it clear that he brooked no dissent, or competition. A Woman in a Man's World is the compelling memoir of Norma Winter's professional journey into school administration during a time when gender differences among administrators were obvious and roadblocks to success were copious. In , when Dr.

Norma Winter overcame the adversities of her youth and became the only female high school principal in the state of West Virginia, less than three percent of the school administrators in the United States were women.