It's encouraging to see states and councils in the USA breaking ranks
with Bush in an effort to combat global warming
This publication is the follow-up to the 1996 Breaking Ranks
: Changing an American Institution, which challenged secondary school leaders "interested in transforming high schools into zones of achievement, high expectation, and continuous improvement" (p.
In 2004, NASSP released Breaking Ranks
II: Strategies for Leading High School Reform, a principal's handbook to high school improvement.
The division between old-school establishmentarians and neo-conservative advocates of global democratic revolution has been thrust into the open by an October 31 feature story in The New Yorker entitled "Breaking Ranks
: What Turned Brent Scowcroft Against the Bush Administration?"
Charged with the task of presenting a paper loosely based on Wales and enterprise culture (or lack of it), he did not hold back from breaking ranks
with his former party colleagues in the Assembly (some of whom were present!) in decrying the changes now being put in place at the Welsh Development Agency, and the moves to subsume its func- tions in the National Assembly.
This was not some loud-mouthed but largely irrelevant backbencher breaking ranks
on a point of principle.