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"disappointing"

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Former Contractor - Education Specialist in Stockton, CA
Former Contractor - Education Specialist in Stockton, CA
Doesn't Recommend
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I worked at Aspire Public Schools as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

the educational practices in regular education
the other staff members who are devoted to students and doing quality work
resources available

Cons

teaching to the test instead by the individual's needs
no loyalty to teachers
corporate attitude

Advice to Management

It was a good experience to see good teaching practices being taught, but the respect of teachers who do know how to teach and need to tweak their procedures to comply to your verb-age was not there. If you give no loyalty, you won't receive any in return.

Other Employee Reviews for Aspire Public Schools

  1. Helpful (3)

    "No Work-Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -Helpful and collaborative co-coworkers.
    -Informative professional development (sometimes too much)
    -Opportunity to improve student academic performance

    Cons

    -Long hours (12 hours + per day)
    -100% teach to the test
    -Time after school and weekends mostly devoted to lesson planning
    -Create all curriculum from scratch (good at times, but unnecessary)
    -Low pay

    Advice to Management

    Less hours for teachers.
    Trust teachers more.
    Increase pay.
    Allow for more flexibility in teaching style and student assessment.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Great for Brainwashing Children"

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    Former Employee - Elementary Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Elementary Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -Lots of training
    -Close-knit teams
    -Friendly families
    - Very nice benefit options if you are single
    - Administration is always encouraging new teaching methods

    Cons

    - LONG HOURS (even for a teacher)
    - Very "test" oriented, little time for teaching children real-life skills
    - Nearly no science, art, or music for the children
    - Three years, no raise
    - Administration often judged a teacher's success by the organization, cleanliness, and quietness of a classroom
    - Teachers were constantly stressed about 'state testing,' and had little time to let kids be kids

    Advice to Management

    Stop wasting money on salaries for upper level people and for new software and find a way to pay your teachers what they're worth.

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