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Volume 29, Issue 4 (2000)

Commentary on Shapiro: Big Problems, Big Obstacles: The Challenge for School Psychology

pp. 573—574

I could not agree more with Shapiro’s (2000)basic premise: School psychologists need to direct their energies toward solving “big problems”rather than focusing exclusively upon solving the problem of academic underachievement “one student at a time.” The challenge, of course, is how to do this in a public school system that knowingly and unknowingly throws up obstacles to prevent this from happening. Let us consider some of these obstacles.

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