Key Points About Why Trust Matters
- School leaders that have the trust of their communities are more likely to be successful in creating productive learning environments.
- Trust is a challenge for schools at this point in history, when all of our institutions are under unprecedented scrutiny.
- Much of the responsibility for realizing our society's vision of greater equity is vested in our schools. Consequently, higher expectations are especially brought to bear on those who educate our children.
- Without trust, schools are likely to flounder in their attempts to provide constructive educational environments and meet the lofty goals that our society has set for them because energy needed to solve the complex problem of educating a diverse group of students is diverted into self-protection.
- Trustworthy leadership is the heart of productive schools.
From: Trust Matters by Megan Tschannen-Moran
Published by: Jossey-Bass