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Absolutely no work-personal life balance!

Elementary Teacher (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

ProsThey care about helping kids achieve and get to college. They have professional development (although way too much) to help teachers get better.

ConsThere is no balance between work and personal life. My nights and weekends are spent lesson planning. Everything (and I mean everything) must be made from scratch. There are no textbooks or resources to use to create lessons, worksheets, or workstations. There is constant testing (a different test every week) that feels like it never ends. The school I am at has lacked an effective principal and school-wide behavioral system, and as a result kids are extremely disrespectful and defiant toward many of the teachers. Aspire offers a "teacher resource portal" online to "help" with lesson plan ideas, however there is almost nothing in it and I don't know any teachers who use it. Low salary.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive your teachers more practical resources to help planning, stop having so many PDs during the week, and pay teachers what they're worth (70+ hr workweeks)!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    disappointing

    Education Specialist (Former Employee) Stockton, CA

    I worked at Aspire Public Schools as a contractor for more than a year


    Pros: the educational practices in regular education the other staff members who… Cons: teaching to the test instead by the individual's needs no loyalty… Advice to Senior Management: It was a good experience to see good teaching practices being taught, but the respect of teachers who do know how to teach and… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    No Work-Life Balance

    Teacher (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Aspire Public Schools


    Pros: -Helpful and collaborative co-coworkers. -Informative professional development (sometimes too much) -Opportunity to… Cons: -Long hours (12 hours + per day) -100% teach to the test -Time after school and… Advice to Senior Management: Less hours for teachers. Trust teachers more. Increase pay. Allow for more flexibility… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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