Aspire Public Schools

www.aspirepublicschools.org
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Helpful (3)

No Work-Life Balance

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

-Helpful and collaborative co-coworkers. -Informative professional development (sometimes too much) -Opportunity to improve student academic performance

Cons

-Long hours (12 hours + per day) -100% teach to the test -Time after school and weekends mostly devoted to lesson planning -Create all curriculum from scratch (good at times, but unnecessary) -Low pay

Advice to Management

Less hours for teachers. Trust teachers more. Increase pay. Allow for more flexibility in teaching style and student assessment.

Other Employee Reviews for Aspire Public Schools

  1. Helpful (3)

    Great for Brainwashing Children

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Elementary Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Elementary Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (3)

    misleading

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Education Specialist in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Education Specialist in Stockton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They are interested in determining best practice in general education, general education very defined for those who work for Aspire, great benefits, kids are motivatied to learn, access to adequate materials, teacher training, grade level support for general education

    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 Aspire wants things run. Main focus is high scores on state testing above individual students needs, lack of training and understanding of students with disabilities on the part of the system, not family friendly

    Advice to 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 what they have learned in reading, language arts, math. It will show they have generalized what they have learned to all areas of academia, not just a bubble on a worksheet at 80%. Consider that most of your staffs are made up of women who have many responsiblities in their lives besides work and be a team member with them so they can be successful in life. Understand that people are individuals with life experiences, gifts, and talents that when recognized and developed it is a win win for everyone.


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