School leaders are required to prepare students for a globally competitive society, and act ethically to facilitate a shared vision of school practices that serve all students equitably. Social justice leadership provided in school and teacher leadership preparation programs is a way to meet the standards for school executives and teachers. The decision to lead for social justice can be made as a result of district mandates while some leaders are motivated by personal experiences. Leaders are distracted from the importance of leading for social justice due to the pressures of accountability testing and the political outcry of the day. Institutions of higher learning can begin to offer programs that bring awareness to social injustices that play out in schools every day. The arena of education can provide a continuum to keep teaching and leading for social justice at the forefront of every action made on behalf of all students.


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