School District of Philadelphia
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www.phila.k12.pa.us Philadelphia, PA 500 to 999 Employees

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War Zone

Elementary Education Teacher (Former Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

ProsThe salary and benefits are decent.

ConsExtreme violence, no administrative support, no respect from students or parents, no support or help from parents/guardians, lack of supplies, lack of sufficient books, outdated materials, dirty environment, over-whelming paper work.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of all the excess administration (Most do little to nothing anyway) and show support for your staff. Crack down on the violence instead of hiding it from the police and public. Use the money you will save from administrative costs (if you fire the excessive baggage that every school seems to have) and spend it on the students by buying enough supplies and books for each student.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Micromanagement is this district's greatest weakness

    Teacher (Former Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at School District of Philadelphia full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: If you have the teaching bug, you know one of the greatest pros for working for a school district is the feeling of impacting the… Cons: As a result of pressure from the state for higher scores, the district has taken almost oppressive measures to try to improve the schools. … Advice to Senior Management: Allow a little bit of freedom. Your teachers are there because they are professionals--they know how to teach or they wouldn't have a degree.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Challenging but Rewarding

    Director (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at School District of Philadelphia


    Pros: When focused on the children, the work can be extremely… Cons: So many changes and challenges make it hard to get… More
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