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Some CPS schools are good institutions for learning!

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Current Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Some are equipped with sincere, helpful, and dedicated management and staff.

Cons

Many more are equipped with insincere, unhelpful, and undisciplined management and staff.

Advice to Management

Continue to get rid of those teachers and teacher's assistants who are tired, burnt out and unable to, effectively, perform the job.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Chicago Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You do have the chance to work on some interesting projects and, if you're lucky, you may get in with the big boys who lead the district.

    Cons

    Outsiders (i.e., non-educators by trade) not really welcomed.
    Way too political to get things done (it is government so things are slower but politics rules supreme and it absolutely hinders progress)
    Too much leadership turnover to get consistent strategy and direction
    Is there an actual strategy? I doubt it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the constant turnover and leadership changes. Also, identify your strong performers or your high aptitude people and get them into the right types of roles. Burning out your smart people is not the way to improve education in Chicago.


  2. Chicago Public schools are okay.

    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Chicago Public schools students are wonderful.

    Cons

    Chicago Public schools are too political.

    Advice to Management

    Chicago Public schools management should be more compassionate.


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