COMPARATIVE CRITIQUE OF SEVEN ARTICLES 3Comparative Critique of Seven Articles: Schools and Public Relations School systems in modern society are based on good teaching strategies, curriculum, and well-rounded faculties. As Hagan (2011) notes, many organizations can crumble in a matter of minutes if good public relations are not reached. In the past, administrators were moved up the ladder based on years of experience or tenure. Today, it takes much more than tenure to be an effective administrator. Principals cannot simply sit back in an office all day for schools to be successful. All administrators must connect with the community and parents to make sure school models are run properly. Most parents seek communities that offer award-winning school systems that will help their students get the best education possible. It is important for all school leaders to realize that using organized, effective, and strategic communication is extremely favorable in all systems (Hagan, 2011). Many people don’t understand the importance of good public relations. Public relations is defined as “developing and maintaining strategic relationships with the various publics of an organization” (Hagan, 2011). Basically, meaning that organizations must maintain good communication skills both within the organization and with the communities they serve. The question is: Do good public relations ensure a system's success?