Oakland Unified School District

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Oakland Adult and Career Education: the gem of the Oakland Unified School District.

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Current Employee - Teacher in Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Teacher in Oakland, CA

I have been working at Oakland Unified School District

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

Excellent management: intelligent, effective, inclusive, action and detail oriented. Opportunities for collaboration among teachers and between teachers and administrators. Extensive paid professional development opportunities. Experienced and talented teaching workforce. Chances for advancement; plenty of opportunities to attend conferences, network with other adult ed. Great support from management.

Cons

Perpetual negativity from some teachers; some condescending attitudes from one administrator (out of about 14). Two-tier wage system also creates some resentment between "hourly" and "contract" teachers. Not enough teachers and administrators of color; especially African American: very limited, especially upper management is very white!

Advice to Management

Remember: it's not a collective! Give clear directives; do not try to negotiate every single change with stubborn faculty members stuck in the 20th century. On the other hand, be inclusive; don't pick and choose; invite everyone to participate. Also, recruit more management and teachers of color; we're a little on the pale side.

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  1. Good

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Oakland Unified School District as an intern

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    good job environment during the school

    Cons

    personal growth is very challenging, specially if you have a family.


  2. Tough

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakland Unified School District full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    It's great to see the kids learn. I met some great teachers. I got a chance to understand one example of the achievement gap.

    Cons

    Many teachers are new, so there is a lack of mentoring. Pay is not consummate with the job. It's difficult to make any headway due to lack of resources of many different kinds.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to make international connections with other schools. Streamline upper management. Meetings do not equal professional development.


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