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    Teacher (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsYou get off from work early. Holidays...

    ConsIf you get a bunch of tough kids, that's rough.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare more about the teachers. What they need-- supplies and consequences for the misbehave kids... We teachers need support.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAmazing students, dynamic work, decent pay and benefits

    ConsPolitics and assessment more important than effectively meeting students needs

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Over Worked, Under Appreciated

    Special Education Teacher (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThere is no doubt that the children of NYC are deserving of the best education. The are wonderful and are the reason that I get up and go to work each day.

    ConsIt seems like each day we are asked to do more with less. I have worked in 3 boroughs, 3 different schools, 3 different districts, 3 different support networks (CFNs) (all small schools, all community schools, 1 middle school, 1 high school, 1 6-12). There is just never enough support from administration or central. Teachers are asked to do so much on top of teaching that it makes teaching impossible. I'm well-credentialed (nationally certified, in fact) but exhausted and frustrated most days. I don't think I can continue to work for the DOE. I want to continue to serve the children, but how long can teachers work under these crazy conditions?

    Advice to Senior ManagementThank a teacher. Allow teachers to teach. Properly fund small schools. The microscope you put "failing" schools under just means that schools become "cover your arse" paperwork/documentation jungles that take time away from working with the children. Recognize this. It's not about a dog-and-pony show when the city comes in for a review or visit. The CFNs are not effective. They're just another layer of confusion.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Teacher (Current Employee)
    Brooklyn, NY

    ProsThe teaching experience it gives you.

    ConsIt has a low salary, and many students have a language barrier.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Special Education Teacher (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsWorking with students and seeing growth is by far the best part of the job. While the salary is ok, it's not even close to how hard you work.

    ConsBureaucracy, bad school leadership, lack of comprehensive policy for special education, absolutely no rights if you are not tenured, crappy benefits from the union

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a better review process for school leadership

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    "Too much work and expectations for too little pay and satisfaction."

    Public High School Classroom Teacher (Current Employee)
    Brooklyn, NY

    ProsBe a professional learner, plenty of room for creativity, run your own classroom (sort of), work with kids, always room to learn and improve your lessons and practices, doesn't get boring.

    Consunrealistic expectations, little support (especially for new teachers), very low pay, excessive weekend and after hours work required, high burnout rate

    Advice to Senior Managementtreat teachers like the professionals that you expect, build in better supports (helpful trainings, real mentors with experienced teachers teaching the same subject you teach, curriculum infrastructure, pay for quality employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It really depends on your location and position

    Math Teacher (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsRewarding, chance to learn and grow, vacation timez

    ConsYou are asked to do too much, rules and regulations change too often, bureaucracy

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere's no "one size fits all" answer to teaching, so all school teachers shouldn't be asked to do the same thing

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

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    Secure position with many benefits.

    School Computer Technician (Current Employee)
    Corona, NY

    ProsBenefits are great, everything you can get but dental. you can incentives from everywhere.
    job security is huge, hard to get fired when behind a big union. raise every year.

    ConsFor a tech, there is a ceiling defined by the amount of students. you will be stuck at level one if you school has less than 500 students. there is no up the ladder

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging--can be rewarding, but largely dependent upon the specific school you are in.

    Assistant Principal (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsBenefits (for UFT members) are excellent

    ConsFrequently shifting job expectations, heavy on assessment and light on clarity of expectations

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    Teacher (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosdecent benefits job with cause

    Consstressful regulations unfair tenure policy

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