New York City Department of Education

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One of toughest jobs in my life.

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Current Employee - Science Teacher in New York, NY
Current Employee - Science Teacher in New York, NY

I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The health benefits were very comprehensive, which may have changed since I retired in 2008. Teacher salary schedules always increase every year by a certain percentage and if you decide to pursue higher education (MS, MA), the you're automatically raised to a higher pay scale.

Cons

The department offers minimal teaching support for first year teachers. I also needed more instruction on classroom management, especially since I was hired in the South Bronx. Administrative staff at my school was not very supportive.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Politics as Usual

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    Former Employee - Math Teacher in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Math Teacher in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at New York City Department of Education full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The usual time off, job security, extremely generous pension, transfer opportunities and very broad spectrum of advancements with appropriate certifications

    Cons

    Limited budgets, mischievous administrators, self-serving business men run the DOE, tightening budgets with increasing achievement quotas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relieve class sizes, hold administrators more accountable, stop reducing the budget allocations as the year progresses

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A very rewarding job with much stress and uncertainty

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    Current Employee - English Teacher in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - English Teacher in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Long vacations,chance to make a difference in the lives of young people,good union, great professional development and opportunities to grow, colleagues offer support .

    Cons

    A lot of changes in teaching to the test has created less teaching and more teaching to the test. Administration dominates instruction and schools are closing solely based on test scores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need more teachers in the classroom. Two teacher minimum for classes with 30 or more students.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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