"Almost overwhelming." That's how one school principal describes his job. Still, 66 percent of the principals responding to a Public Agenda survey say they would choose the same career if starting out today. Says one, "I know we make a difference."
Hackers pepper the landscape of American schools. It's a fact of life. Five years ago, a small group of high school students in Urbana, Ill., were charged with credit card fraud.
With a run down, antiquated school building that's poorly built (not to mention architecturally uninteresting), the problems are obvious. There are the health and safety factors, and then there are comfort concerns.