Los Angeles USD

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Some of the best teachers around - if only the district would actually support them!

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Former Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Los Angeles USD

Pros

Good salary and compensation, compared to other districts. Excellent teachers (yep!) who genuinely care for students, hold high expectations, and work hard at their craft. An array of programs, professional development and services for both students and teachers. Opportunities to influence kids' lives.

Cons

District mismanagement that has dragged on for decades. Lemon teachers who should have retired in the '80s. Budget cuts and other inane initiatives. Administrators who keep pushing assessments and test-data-results over authentic teaching. Lazy, disruptive students who refuse to learn unless it's "easy" or the teacher is "cool". A once-strong school board that has been disintegrating.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Forget about charter schools. Split the superintendent duties. Find relevant ways to recoup lost - and "lost" - monies to save teacher jobs. Throw more support into your teachers. Give district staffs pay cuts. Ditch the one-assessment-fits-all instructional vision and let the teachers get back to teaching.

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    LAUSD - A nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles USD

    Pros

    LAUSD has the right mix of job for everyone. The working environment is good and there is a variety of people making everyone feel at home.

    Cons

    Not much except for the fact some people lack the proper knowledge and desire to complete the job efficiently. The cafeteria needs some improvement too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are lot of positions where consultants are recruited. This neither benefits LAUSD nor the individual consultants. The middle tier consulting companies benefit. Most of the positions should be made direct hire

    Recommends
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    Love to Teach/Worst Time to Become a Teacher in LAUSD

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD

    Pros

    Great kids. Many work very hard in school despite what you hear about in the news.
    Many hardworking families just trying to do their best in hard times.
    Outstanding Teachers who try to teach under trying situations. On the days I work I almost always leave with a wonderful feeling - the children make it all worth it!

    Cons

    A union that keeps terrible teachers in their jobs and allows newly credentialed , excellent teachers to be laid off first. Staff, parents and students who are disrespectful towards everyone. Lack of a discipline plan - ill behaved students are coddled, moved around and are a safety hazard to themselves, other students and teachers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back up new teachers with a mentor. Respect Substitute Teacher authority - when there is a discipline problem back up the sub.

    Doesn't Recommend
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