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

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

Pros

Good Union, usually supportive administrators. Great kids, even the tough ones.

Cons

Teacher are blamed for...well...everything. Tougher schools will have tougher working conditions. However, once you get to know the kids life becomes much easier.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More professional development from professional development presenters.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    DREAM Specialized High School Institute

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at New York City Department of Education as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Working as a TA at the specialized High School Institute was a great way to acquire hands-on experience in a classroom and teaching environment.

    Cons

    Depending on which teacher or class you are assigned to, you may end up working on very menial office work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Horrible Organization

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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher  in  Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    182 working days , great benefits, enjoying those moments when your students "get it".

    Cons

    Inept administrators, crumbling buildings, overload of paperwork, little or no supplies to work with, excessive micro-management, unrealistic expectations of achievement for severely disabled students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people into administration that have had at least more than 3 years in the classroom, that understand classroom dynamics, and know the student populations we are supposed to be serving. Make the classrooms and buildings more appealing for both staff and students - keep up maintenance, enact repairs, etc. Cut down on the CYA paperwork. Give teachers and students what they need to work in the classroom ( workbooks, texts). Modify expectations for students that have severe multiple handicaps- General Education standards DON'T work for such students ( that's why they have IEP's). Hire a Chancellor that doesn't need a waiver in order to obtain the position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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