Berkeley USD

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

The diversity and community support. Berkeley is an exciting place to be the and the kids are great. Committed and dedicated teachers who regularly go above and beyond.

Cons

The achievement gap is overwhelming! The difference between the people who are privileged and those who are needy is staggering and those who are privileged talk the talk about equality but not at the expense of their own children.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Are we really ready to look at issues of equality? Or are we just jumping on the 2020 vision without really putting any meat behind it?

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Other reviews for Berkeley USD

  1.  

    Great starting point for educators.

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    Former Employee - Math Teacher  in  Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Math Teacher in Berkeley, CA

    Pros

    Great work environment. Will be exposed to diverse set of students.

    Cons

    Saturated job market because of proximity to UC Berkeley.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More selective of teachers to get best qualified candidates.

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    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great starting salary but depends on school site.

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    Former Employee - Certificated Teacher  in  Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Certificated Teacher in Berkeley, CA

    Pros

    Great salaries for teachers in the bay area, lots of enrichment offerings for the students.

    Cons

    Competitive atmosphere depending on school site (I've heard some schools are very different and super collaborative). Pressure from parents is high but overall they were very supportive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone should work together to create a solid program. If people are allowed to try to one up each other constantly the feeling of insecurity is overwhelming.

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