Texans Can Acadamies

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    Teacher at Texans Can

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Texans Can Acadamies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work with "at risk" students grades 9-12.
    A fair amount of freedom in creating lessons and curriculum.
    Colleagues and other professionals who care about changing and improving lives.

    Cons

    Long work hours (7:30am to 5pm required)
    At will employment leads to high staff turnover.
    If attendance numbers are not what they need to be any faculty member can lose their job.
    Marquez Reading.
    Can be a challenge working with unruly inner-city kids. I have seen them run off several teachers.
    The company bottom line is more important than the actual education of students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being cheap.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A lot of Bad, little good

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Texans Can Acadamies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The students are great. And you make an impact on them.

    Cons

    Everybody gets fired in 2 years or less, its literally a revolving door. If you say something that does not align with the principal or the department heads, most likely you will not be employed. Everyone is on edge because they are scared for their own job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doesn't matter because they already got fired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Quick and easy way to get into education

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Texans Can Acadamies

    Pros

    The school targets at-risk students, which provides great job satisfaction and resume material.
    Definitely not a boring place to work.
    Teachers and even paraprofessionals have room to make an impact.
    Provides a great opportunity for non-licensed educators to obtain their license.
    Superior professional growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Low compensation.
    State management and local management at odds.
    Dissatisfaction with executives.
    You have to be careful about what you say or do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves.

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    My experience at Texans Can Academies was unsavory.

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    Current Employee - Instructor
    Current Employee - Instructor

    I have been working at Texans Can Acadamies

    Pros

    Some schools run better than others and are less chaotic to work in .

    Cons

    There are some serious downsides working at the CAN!. Administration has unrealistic expectations for instructors, the students are increasingly difficult, (as it is an alternative school), and it is an incredibly long work day. As an employee, you are constantly disrespected and degraded. Many of colleagues have accused administration of engaging in intimidation tactics to solicit desired responses from employees. For example, if too many teachers are taking the days that they earned off, they may fire someone to curtail absences, even if this person took only the days afforded to them. One's experience will really oscillate depending on which CAN that are at. However, after working at several different CANs, I cannot wait to hear back from other jobs I've been applying to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow intelligent people to be intelligent. Chiding them into submission, like children, is probably not the best management strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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