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"Eye opening"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Educator in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Educator in Atlanta, GA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Atlanta Public Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

APS is a beast in itself. However the students need dedicated teachers who are willing to meet them where they are and provide relevant, applicable experiences academically and about life in general.

Cons

If you are not "of" APS survival can be tough. Sometimes the administrators forget they were once teachers, and some do not know how to divide professional and personal dealings.

Advice to Management

Once the new super gets started things will head in the right direction. APS will then be about the students and not about rank, status, and the adults.

Other Employee Reviews for Atlanta Public Schools

  1. "Always changing, for the better is the question"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlanta Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Workload easy. Provides work, life balance if needed. New Leadership

    Cons

    Still old mindset to overcome. Even with some new leadership in place. Reactive environment instead of proactive. Quick to point fingers instead of determining what the underlining issue and coming up collective solution

    Advice to Management

    Trust the process and value the people you have hired to do the job.


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    "Education???"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, breaks, loving close relationships with some of your kids,

    Cons

    High stakes testing affects integrity and morals. Leaders with no classroom experience. Terrible work life balance. Some terribly behaved kids that you can't form bonds with. Unpaid overtime!

    Advice to Management

    Remember how your priorities of teaching the test and producing superficial learning gains resulted in students entering high school on 5th grade reading levels. Prioritize the transfer of knowledge and true learning which is the purpose of EDUCATION!

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