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Updated Aug 7, 2022

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Misc

    Aug 6, 2022 - Teacher 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good money and healthy benefits and insurance

    Cons

    Kids who are not motivating

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    A great place to work DESPITE the bureaucracy

    Jul 29, 2022 - English Teacher 
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    Pros

    Chicago's families need and appreciate good teachers, and they see how we fight for our students. We feel supported by the majority of parents and families. There are also fantastic administrators at many schools who are in it for the right reasons, but there are also some awful admins. Teachers need to know their options for transferring schools if they run into a bad boss, and there ARE options. We have one of the strongest unions in the country, and we mobilize. Our union strengthens us against bad bosses and bureaucracy.

    Cons

    But there IS a bureaucracy. Structures and initiatives at CPS change on a dime, and teachers can feel caught in the gears. Also, while we are headed toward an elected school board, which will mean less top-down and retaliatory relations with City Hall, we aren't there yet. We've had two mayors in a row set on breaking teachers, including during a pandemic, and that has taken a toll. Many of us are in it for the long haul and have found ways to navigate these challenges, but they wear on teachers from time to time.

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  3. 3.0