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"Special Ed Assist; Great pay/benefits; summer employment sucks"

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Current Employee - Special Education Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Special Education Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
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Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Los Angeles USD part-time

Pros

Love working with children; love working with teachers and staff

Cons

No emploment during summer

Advice to Management

Need summer employment

Other Employee Reviews for Los Angeles USD

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Hostile Working Environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Teh best reason to work here is the quality and extent of the benefits: full family coverage including vision care, etc and retirement contributions.

    Cons

    LAUSD is an employer that considers its front line employees (teaching staff) to be the lowest level organizationally. Virtually any out of classroom position is considered a "promotion" and the majority are paid more than teachers. LAUSD values external resources more highly than its internal resources paying consultants and service providers more than using or developing its internal resources. Finally, LAUSD does not support its teachers in the ongoing battle for societal development of a "culture of learning" demonstrated in its lack of support of teachers when faced with discipline challenges (threats or acts of violence against teachers) or parental challenges (threats, acts of violence against teachers, neglect of parent responsibility for student participation in school).

    Advice to Management

    Neglecting and abusing staff is not the way to produce a quality product, be organizationally efficient or have a good reputation in the community. Learn to work with your teaching staff rather than against them. Listen to their expertise, consider and implement their solutions, use their skills, reward them financially and culturally, support them when they are challenged, develop them positively rather than punitively when correction is needed. Reorganize the organizational structure and language to reflect respect and support for the teaching tasks. Superintendent, board and exec management have the power to make the changes if only they would do so in earnest and with integrity.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Pay, benefits top notch; otherwise existential environment"

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    Current Employee - Adult Education Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Adult Education Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay and the benefits are the highest in the state. I work in Adult ed and the pay exeeds to next highest paying district by 25%.

    Cons

    There;s an arbitrariness that makes it seem like the left hand doesn't know what the right is doing. It CAN be a very vindictive environment, as people--administrators and teachers alike--appear in some cases to have plum usually out-of-classroom jobs as return for being "good." Budget cuts continue to effect instruction and morale of staff. Many cases basic supplies like writing markers are missing in cloassrooms. Technology doesn't work and no one to fix it.

    Advice to Management

    I recommend Dale Carnegie training to top management. The trickle down effect results in a spirit of meanness, which may not be willful as much as it is from no knowing how to deal with human beings. Downsize administrators from each adult school from five to four/

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