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Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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  1. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong mission, students first culture

    Cons

    Things change frequently, new initiatives


  2. "too much drama"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Meaningful work, great kids, nice facilites

    Cons

    drama drama drama. frequent turnover of faculty and administration. culture of fear.


  3. "Poorly run"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools full-time

    Pros

    Salary is comparable to DCPS

    Cons

    Home office are inconsistent and will sacrifice a teacher's career.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and let someone else take over


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  5. "Chavez Capitol Hill"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The school was created to introduce Public Policy to scholars and teach them how to advocate for change in their world.

    Cons

    The importance of why we are a Public Policy school has been lost over the last few years.

    Advice to Management

    Re-focus on Public Policy


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Where idealism goes to die"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great kids, many wonderful teachers, facilities in decent shape

    Cons

    It's like working in DCPS with lower pay, longer days, less planning time, no autonomy, stricter dress code, and ZERO job security. Teachers teach 5 70-minute classes a day, plus are required to stand on city streets monitoring student dismissal, up to 4 blks from campus. Because of this, there are no after school activities. The entire system is run by 3 people who dictate every detail to campus administration. Be prepared to be thoroughly disappointed by the Fascist educational executives who denegrate the legacy of Cesar Chavez by disenpowering all the students and staff.

    Advice to Management

    Quit. You're ruining lives, the teachers', who just want to teach kids the way they know how, and the kids', who need their teachers to stop leaving. People like you are why education needs its own Hypocratic Oath.


  7. "Same charter school like the rest of them"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Technology for example every student gets a laptop. Sports program in football and basketball. New remediation pilot program.

    Cons

    Not organized, Very high turn over rate, minimum admin support. Not a lot of follow through with proposed initiatives at the school.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more professional environment which encourages and promotes teacher innovation. More resources should be available to new and novice teachers.


  8. "Mathematics Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great collaboration and team work.... Staff is very supportive

    Cons

    Administration is unorganized. No collaboration and is very unstable.

    Advice to Management

    Work together


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Sys Administrative in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sys Administrative in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers, specifically teachers and some of the staff.

    Cons

    Chiefs didn't and wouldn't care about you. Replaceable attitude towards people.
    Below avg salaries
    A lot of people fled and you should be thinking too. Make it as a stepping stone to work somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Workplace"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay , great benefit , good with understanding emergencies and approving time off

    Cons

    No PD for Office staff


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent experience"

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    Former Employee - Tutor, Math, English and Thesis in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Tutor, Math, English and Thesis in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small school, close to the Capitol, shops and restaurants, hip mostly young faculty, encourages innovative, creative teaching. Since it's small, you can get to know students, staff and faculty well. Good location for field trips without need of buses - just take the metro a couple of stops and you'll be at Capitol, Botanic Garden and most Smithsonian museums.

    Cons

    The usual issues with students who come from low-income families under stress. Some may have significant family dysfunction and a significant number are way below par in academic abilities.



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