City of Portsmouth, NH School Department

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  1. Portsmouth Schools have poor management Teachers afraid to speak up in Portsmouth

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    I have been working at City of Portsmouth, NH School Department

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    Pros

    Location, on the seacoast and Portsmouth is a fun town.

    Cons

    Top down management style Problems are ignored. Favorites are evident. No compensation for working hard or doing a good job. Communication is poor when questions are asked. Teachers are reprimanded if they question authority. Priorities are set at the top not allowing employees to voice what should be a priority. Daily schedule has some days with no breaks - teaching 6 hours with a 20 minute lunch. Kids don't seem to come first. No oversight or peer, parent or student review system. No evaluation of programs that have been instituted. New programs every year with no evaluation of old programs by faculty to see what is working and what isn't.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees Weed out incompetence Hire smarter people Force principals to react to teacher requests and acknowledge them. More collaboration to point out problems that need fixing. Use common sense.



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