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Underpaid & overworked to make a big difference

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Former Employee - Teacher  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL

I worked at Chicago Public Schools full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Working with kids in Chicago is one of the most rewarding experiences I ever had. The children are amazing, overcoming the odds of their situation to excel when they are guided well.

Cons

The pay is low for the amount of actual work (lots of grading, planning, etc, at night and on weekends), the quality of your school is almost entirely dependent on your principal and support staff, and you will likely have to find ways to make things work with little resources.

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  1.  

    Not fun, not worth it,

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chicago Public Schools

    Pros

    summers off
    easy work
    AC
    off at 3

    Cons

    no money
    violence
    parents are right

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    kids are more important than money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Political

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Rewarding career if you get improve student lives and academic achievement.

    Cons

    People have low-level skills for the amount of pay they receive. Management turnover is high. Schools are often left in disarray due to budget and financial constraints. School leaders tend to base their decisions on matters that could help boost their school's reputation and not so much on students' best interest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Select highly qualify people and pay to retain them. Promote base on talent, merit and accomplishments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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