Aspire Public Schools
3.0 of 5 24 reviews
www.aspirepublicschools.org Oakland, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Great for Brainwashing Children

Elementary Teacher (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

Pros-Lots of training
-Close-knit teams
-Friendly families
- Very nice benefit options if you are single
- Administration is always encouraging new teaching methods

Cons- LONG HOURS (even for a teacher)
- Very "test" oriented, little time for teaching children real-life skills
- Nearly no science, art, or music for the children
- Three years, no raise
- Administration often judged a teacher's success by the organization, cleanliness, and quietness of a classroom
- Teachers were constantly stressed about 'state testing,' and had little time to let kids be kids

Advice to Senior ManagementStop wasting money on salaries for upper level people and for new software and find a way to pay your teachers what they're worth.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    misleading

    Education Specialist (Current Employee)
    Stockton, CA

    I have been working at Aspire Public Schools


    Pros: They are interested in determining best practice in general education, general education very defined for those who work for… Cons: You are part of a system not an individual with strengths and weaknesses to be developed, low tolerance for failure to comply to the way… Advice to Senior Management: consider looking at developing a balance approach to education that includes history science which will be subject areas for the students to apply and master… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Dedicated to Staff and Students

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Aspire Public Schools


    Pros: Aspire is among the most collaborative educational environments one could hope to work. They… Cons: The human resources and information technology departments have, at least in my case, proved… Advice to Senior Management: Teachers and students are obviously the meat and potatoes of a charter school organization… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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