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"The best intentions are paving this road."

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Current Employee - English Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - English Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Los Angeles USD full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

I spent six years in an urban "high poverty" high school. These kids are academically struggling, but very street-wise. If you have the emotional where-with-all to stay calm in the midst of chaos, you will find the sweetest reward when they finally believe in you and suddenly kick into high gear. I've had supportive parents, principals, and terrific colleagues. The union and benefits are great.

Cons

I was displaced this year to an elite middle school. Love the kids, but some parents are a nightmare and think nothing of trying to ruin you if they don't get what they want. The drastic cuts in education have doubled my workload. The district makes all decisions "Top Down." The pressure of test scores is destructive and relentless. Words fail to express the complexity of this issue.

Advice to Management

Get rid of the scripted curriculum. It destroys the love of learning and teaching. We hear mostly criticism from district administrators on a regular basis and platitudes from the superintendent. Get some "bottom up" decision making going for pity's sake. Teachers should guide reform.

Other Employee Reviews for Los Angeles USD

  1. "Pay is not good, but job can be rewarding."

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working with kids is fun and you learn a lot about being an educator.

    Cons

    Pay is not good, will never get a raise. Not much opportunity to go up, and can be hard work.


  2. "High School Math Teacher - 10 years"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Secondary Mathematics Teacher in Van Nuys, CA
    Former Employee - Secondary Mathematics Teacher in Van Nuys, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles USD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package (medical, dental, vision) 100% covered by employee.
    Lots of vacation days and holidays.
    6-7 hour work day.

    Cons

    Raises are not merit-based.
    Classroom conditions, supplies, class sizes may be less than adequate for optimal teaching.

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