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"Program Manager / Project Director"

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Former Employee - Program Manager in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Program Manager in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Chicago Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

You do have the chance to work on some interesting projects and, if you're lucky, you may get in with the big boys who lead the district.

Cons

Outsiders (i.e., non-educators by trade) not really welcomed.
Way too political to get things done (it is government so things are slower but politics rules supreme and it absolutely hinders progress)
Too much leadership turnover to get consistent strategy and direction
Is there an actual strategy? I doubt it.

Advice to Management

Stop with the constant turnover and leadership changes. Also, identify your strong performers or your high aptitude people and get them into the right types of roles. Burning out your smart people is not the way to improve education in Chicago.

Other Employee Reviews for Chicago Public Schools

  1. "Chicago Public schools are okay."

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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Chicago Public schools students are wonderful.

    Cons

    Chicago Public schools are too political.

    Advice to Management

    Chicago Public schools management should be more compassionate.


  2. "It is very dysfunctional."

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    After seven years and a strike, I can no longer think of any.

    Cons

    There is no respect for teachers or parents. The system is political and corrupt.

    Advice to Management

    The board needs to be people who are stakeholders in the system--teachers, parents, community leaders, not the Mayor's pals.

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