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  1. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    High School Teacher

    Feb 15, 2016 - High School Teacher 
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    Pros

    Work with great professional teachers. Lots of opportunities for a person willing to work hard and make a difference.

    Cons

    Poor funding of schools will lead to a teacher spending a lot of money. District doesn't always treat teachers well. How you are treated depends greatly on your administration.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Depends on the moral of your school

    Mar 27, 2022 - SPED Teacher in Chicago, IL
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    Pros

    Having an understanding principal and admin team makes all the difference.

    Cons

    the pay could always be more

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good people, Need more resources

    Nov 11, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Opportunity to make a difference in your community

    Cons

    Uphill battle for resources in the system

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    A truly rewarding career

    Jul 6, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Limitless opportunities, tons of professional development, and awesome community partnerships make CPS a great place to start or continue a career that makes a real difference in the lives of others. The intrinsic rewards still outweigh the stresses of this profession. Be creative and inspiring and your students will appreciate you.

    Cons

    Increasing instability and ever-changing policies from a constantly changing leadership can make this district more stressful to navigate than most. Over-emphasis on test prep can stifle creativity.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee

    It was good for the time.

    Feb 17, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    salary,time off, great staff, making a difference

    Cons

    students, parents, upper level management

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Mixed feelings

    Aug 6, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You have an opportunity to make a difference in the community.

    Cons

    Pay: "we don't have money in the budget" applies only to some people. Lack of training: it is expected that you know a lot, but there is no planned training, nor are there resources available. Lack of vision from managers: no feedback given except for specific work items, no future plans, no career path talks or coaching. If you try to change move from one area to the other you are blocked.

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Too much bureaucracy.

    May 6, 2015 - High School Teacher in Chicago, IL
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    Pros

    Excellent benefits with the opportunity to make a difference.

    Cons

    Turnover and change is a constant. No consistency with initiatives. A failing system.

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  9. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Only worth it if you LOVE teaching.

    May 10, 2016 - Regular Teacher in Chicago, IL
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Summers off, the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children, transparent pay scales.

    Cons

    Early mornings, tons of paperwork, arcane and poorly implemented policies.

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  10. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Run teachers into the ground

    Oct 29, 2021 - IB Teacher In DP (Pre-university Section) in Chicago, IL
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Diverse student body and opportunities to make a difference

    Cons

    CPS takes, takes, takes from teachers. I regularly worked 15-hour days. I coached a sport that was two seasons and my stipend divided out to .37 cents an hour between practices, games, and competitions. No appreciation for teachers, always an attitude of “why are you complaining” or “take what you can get.” I have two masters degrees—so I took their advice to “take what I can get” and got a job outside of the district where I doubled my salary an almost cut my workday in half. CPS is losing teachers who deeply care about their students because they treat them so horribly.

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