- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
New TeacherSep 8, 2022 - Special Education Teacher in New York, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
You are doing life changing work. You are working with bright and kind people. You can see improvement in children that you helped them reach, even if it's really minor.
Teaching in the modern day is like having your soul sucked out of you. Overworked, undertrained, overstressed. Add on the difficulties of special education and New York. I also had no idea the difference between D75 and 'regular' special education when I applied--they both seemed the same to me but, while I have loved the kids in D75 in spite their quirks, it's clear that the resources just aren't all the way there, even at the functional ones, and the understanding isn't there at the less functional schools. From a short time in a classroom, it feels obvious to me that one of the biggest changes needed is salary, though I guess I'm speaking what everyone already knows. If I got paid $80k this would be sustainable, at $61k as a new teacher still studying for my master's in this awful economy I can barely afford rent, my subsidized master's, food, and the supplies I need to buy (out of pocket) for my classroom. I am thinking that I will finish up my two year program and then exit to an education policy role to try to fight for this change but when I started my program I was hoping to teach at least 5 years and had dreams of becoming admin. Teachers with more experience easily deserve $100k after the type of inflation the last 20 years (and especially last year) have wrought. Very quickly while working within the system I have had my optimism crushed about the possibility of improvement to our public education systems coming from within. I was naive.
- Former Temporary Employee★★★★★Dec 3, 2022 - Patient RegistrarRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Working with students with learning disabilities
The position was only temporary
- Former Employee, more than 10 years★★★★★Nov 28, 2022 - TeacherRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
1 - Payscale is not terrible for the face-time hours and content prep required to be effective with results 2 - Altruistic rationale is that one can positively mentor many younger folks with strong core values of ethics & decency in personal conduct/ interest to continuously learn & help one's community.
1 - Be prepared to be treated like an itinerant worker, even with your degrees earned, by some rather jaded folks in this huge system. 2 - Working conditions can range from acceptable to abhorrent, but that is left to chance--and how the administration locally decides to have such working conditions. 3 - Supervisory skills by admin can range also from very good to "why did I decide to be a Teacher?!"Continue reading