Schools are organizations in which consensus is very difficult to achieve; the probability of sustaining commitment to any decision reached through consensus is lower still. Those decisions tend to be overturned when leadership changes or in response to other political influences. This is a source of real and reasonable frustration for teachers; it is unavoidable. Schools are solutions to wicked problems.
Yeah… we need another elevators ride to talk about wicked problems… or you can just read my previous posts: