Boston Public Schools
3.6 of 5 18 reviews
www.boston.k12.ma.us Boston, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Urban district -- has it's problems, but some good people.

Teacher (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

ProsIf you find a school where the people share your vision, it can be a great place to really affect kids' lives. They need caring, dedicated, talented people, so there's satisfaction in being there.

ConsAs a large urban district, it's got bureaucracy issues, no doubt about it. That can be very frustrating and makes it harder to get things done.

Advice to Senior ManagementReal steps need to be taken to improve schools, not just complying with federal regulations about making dramatic changes for funds. Evaluate teachers more thoroughly so informed decisions can be made about hiring or firing.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place for an old bureacracy

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    Pros: The Boston Public Schools (BPS) has its mission of providing for the children of Boston at its core. The values that people have that support… Cons: It's one of the oldest bureaucracies in the United States, and therefore has many antiquated systems in place. The multiple unions vie for more power… Advice to Senior Management: Look closely at the performance review process and begin to… More
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    Diverse district with Growth Opportunities

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    Boston, MA

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    Pros: The diversity of staff and students is very appealing. Teachers are given professional development, not only to maintain licensure, but to keep abreast of teaching… Cons: Large central adminstration can hinder effective communication to employees. The school department is under new leadership. It is difficult to… Advice to Senior Management: Make sure new structure is understood by all employees. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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