The kids at ALA are generally nicer and better-behaved than in the public school. The uniforms and leadership culture help with that. My beef is with the leadership and management--many are not educators, but rather business people. The school is run like a business. I was not offered a contract again for a "required" class because they offered an alternative that kids chose over what I taught, so enrollment for my class was decimated. There was no regard for what I did, no accountability, no oversight, no one touched base with me. No one seemed to care. And in the end, I was let go w/out so much as a thanks or I'm sorry. I don't feel like they cared about me as an employee. I will miss the kids and my fellow teachers, however.
School culture is positive