I am so incredibly frustrated right now.

I am working on my Ed.S., and a big part of it revolves around a research project. I came up with a pretty good topic, one that is relevant to my current position and actually stands to benefit the district I work in (no small feat, believe me). I even managed to get it approved by our Office of Accountability (albeit after I don’t know how many revisions). And I got my professor to approve it as well.

So what’s the problem?

I have to secure the consent of every high school prinicipal in my district. I’ve already had two decline to participate.  Why, why, why?

I’m not asking them to do ANYTHING. All I need is their consent for me to include their students’ test data in the district averages. That’s it. And I’m not even going to be breaking out the data by school. There is NO risk to them. NADA.

But there is potential for good here. My research focuses on determining the relationship between remediation and exit exam scores. Does it work? If so, why? If not, why not?

If I cannot get the principals to agree, I’m not sure how to proceed. I don’t have time to come up with a completely different topic. My proposal is due Nov. 18. Bottom line, I have to sell this study to these administrators or I’m screwed.


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