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Its definitely not about the students!

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Former Employee - High  in  Charlotte, NC
Former Employee - High in Charlotte, NC

I worked at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Summers and major holidays off, depending on the age group guaranteed hours, opportunity to serve and build the character of others

Cons

They want you to teach to the test and the kids are not prepared to be competitive in the real world. Too many "meetings" that take away from you being an effective teacher. Principals have too much power over your career.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Re-evaluate how you promote principals to central office positions, most of them leave the schools in a mess as they get a better pay check.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Substitute Happiness

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I love being a substitute for CMS. I work when I want and where I want.

    Cons

    The pay is not fantastic but it is enough for a mother/wife.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too much bureaucracy and too little faith in teachers

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    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive salary compared to other districts
    More job opportunities than other districts
    Lots of cultural diversity within district and schools

    Cons

    Required to follow strict pacing guides for lesson plans
    Administration puts a lot of silly requirements on teachers (down to which posters must be on your classroom walls) leaving little time for "real teaching"
    Huge focus on teaching to the test

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your teachers do their job and don;t micromanage

    Doesn't Recommend
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