Changing the culture of a school or district is hard to do. Pushing a half-ton truck out of a snow bank is hard too.
Teachers can work 24/7 behind closed doors to make a difference for the kids in their class but have little or no effect on school culture. One person straining to free a stuck truck can pull every muscle in their body only to watch the tires spin.
I think we all know what happens to the truck when enough bodies lean into it.
This is the difference between “teachers working hard” and “teachers working hard together.” The same goes for admin, trustees, parents…