School climate is one of those areas that school leaders say they care about but their actions may be contradictory to their words. In other words…they don’t practice what they preach. Or worse, they don’t care that their actions hurt others or ruin the climate in their school.
Let’s face it, that philosophy is what is happening at the state and federal level where mandates and accountability are concerned.
However, what about at the building and district level? As much as mandates and accountability may be contributing to a negative school climate, so are the actions of those who lead and those who teach in our schools.