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"Scandalous at best"

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Former Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Atlanta Public Schools full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Salary, fellow teachers, and students.

Cons

Too many chiefs - who seem to have been offered a job just after wondering onto the reservation.

Advice to Management

What management? There's an abundance of micro-management but little to no true leaders. My only advice would be for them to think about why they initially chose a career in education, and if the answer isn't in some way student-centered, I would then advise them to resign.

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    Cons

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Atlanta Public Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many employees are exceptional people- both professionally and personally, especially at the grass roots level. Devotion to student success is beyond compare. knowledge sets and professional advise that can be accessed for a new teacher through one on one interaction is outstanding.

    Cons

    There seems to be a distinct and severe disconnect between administrative policy and best professional practice. The organization is run from the top down, in a negative way that does not foster employee progress or growth. The organization touts commitment to student success but administrators degrade employees individuals who seek to grow, and apply differential methods of teaching students. New Superintendent Erroll Davis has given APS a million dollar facelift in the form of newly renovated buildings, and through multi-level marketing campaigns, but the ugly APS personality still thrives underneath its cosmetic facade. The atmosphere of hostility and intimidation remains palpable. Basic email requests for assistance above one’s immediate supervisor are met with indifference, resentment, and even retaliation. If Mr. Davis does not know this, then he should know this. The mentalities one finds in some APS venues are better suited for “old south” plantations, than for inclusion in a “supposedly” premier public institution of learning. With absolutely no axe to grind, those are the facts as I see them.

    Advice to Management

    Business 101 - Listen to the folks at the grass roots level, who really know what's happening, and allow them to guide decision making process. Once you have acquired reasonable information on specific matters, policy may be shaped and applied as necessary.

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