Grand Rapids Public Schools - A rollercoaster of BS | Glassdoor
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"A rollercoaster of BS"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The students and the benefits offered.

Cons

Advancement is difficult if your not part of the "click"

Other Employee Reviews for Grand Rapids Public Schools

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Go elsewhere, the leadership lacks ability and credibility."

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Teacher in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There are many opportunities for lateral movement in the organization.

    Cons

    The management is very poor. Those chosen to lead are often the poorest performers or those about ready to retire. There is a constant need on the part of management to blame others for mistakes. Additionally, there are very few expectations which are clearly stated. The management often makes decisions based upon pleasing specific people, not doing what is best for the organization or its stakeholders.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the superintendent, he is incompetent. Hire management from within, not those who have no experience in the district. Let the teachers teach, instead of having people with no classroom experience decide how things should be done in the classroom.


  2. "Past seven years horrible due to rampant, unchecked patronage"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Past history of quality education and still has a number of experienced, knowledgeable staff.

    Cons

    The use of federal funds for at-risk students demonstrate the degree of incompetence and lack of research based knowledge of how to affect systemic change.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees in a manner that you would want to be respected.

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