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"Not bad but there's always room for improvement."

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Current Employee - Student Support Services in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Student Support Services in Los Angeles, CA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Students who make progress and return to tell you about it. Benefits are decent, and some schools are a pleasure to work with because the staff works as a team and collaborates daily to get the job done. Trainings are available, and seeking a higher education is rewarded...somewhat.

Cons

Pay rate is not competitive. Some schools have an unfriendly culture. Some of the buildings need maintenance and better lighting for safety purposes. There is no system to recognize people for a job well done, it's up to each school's administration; some are good at it, others could use a friendly reminder.

Advice to Management

Staff morale is affected by how comments are made, not just what is being said. Tactful comments are more likely to produce the desired results.

Other Employee Reviews for Los Angeles USD

  1. "My opinion about being a teacher in LAUSD"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be a great place to teach that cared about employees and children in my opinion
    The union is becoming powerless in my opinion

    Cons

    My opinion:
    Teachers are scapegoats, are given little respect for their expertise, wishes are ignored.
    Parents have no accountability for their children.
    Parents come on school campus at will, roam from class to class, teachers trying to teach their classes continually have to put on a show for parents and numerous daily visitors from administrators and their personal friends.
    Administrators show favoritism to a select few employees, "spies"
    Supplies are very limited and much needs to be purchased by the individual teachers with no reimbursement whatsoever.
    Raises are completely unheard of, as the district does not value employees.
    Prepare to have no home life as you will work 7 days a week, evenings and weekends. (for free)

    Advice to Management

    Let the teachers teach
    Show some appreciation once in a while
    I have no other advice for managment that can be printed here.


  2. "Some of the best teachers around - if only the district would actually support them!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and compensation, compared to other districts. Excellent teachers (yep!) who genuinely care for students, hold high expectations, and work hard at their craft. An array of programs, professional development and services for both students and teachers. Opportunities to influence kids' lives.

    Cons

    District mismanagement that has dragged on for decades. Lemon teachers who should have retired in the '80s. Budget cuts and other inane initiatives. Administrators who keep pushing assessments and test-data-results over authentic teaching. Lazy, disruptive students who refuse to learn unless it's "easy" or the teacher is "cool". A once-strong school board that has been disintegrating.

    Advice to Management

    Forget about charter schools. Split the superintendent duties. Find relevant ways to recoup lost - and "lost" - monies to save teacher jobs. Throw more support into your teachers. Give district staffs pay cuts. Ditch the one-assessment-fits-all instructional vision and let the teachers get back to teaching.

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