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"Hard working people"

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Former Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL

I worked at Perspectives Charter Schools full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Almost everyone you work with cares about the kids and works very hard

Cons

There is little work life balance and a lot is demanded of you, including giving up all of your prep periods and not having lunch.

Advice to Management

Teachers need planning time and time to complete the data analytics you request of them.

Other Employee Reviews for Perspectives Charter Schools

  1. "Staff can be a trip but the point of it all outweighs the shortcoming.."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Helping urban youth
    great schedule
    demanding but rewarding

    Cons

    too many TFA teachers
    high turnover rate
    inconsistent communication from leadership
    long hours

    Advice to Management

    higher the best leaders to better structure the schools
    only allow 20% of staff to be TFA to reduce turnovers
    provide tuition reimbursement, that might reduce your turnovers
    don't change your mind about stuff in the middle of the school year


  2. "I can never do enough to satisfy the administration."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The students at Perspectives are mostly wonderful. They have a choice where they go to school and many of them choose Perspectives because of the focus on college. They are bought in to the character education program at the school and generally do well as far as behavior goes.

    Cons

    The expectations are unreasonable. It seems like every week something else is added to the mandatory to-do list for teachers and so nothing gets done well. Additionally all of these things take away from actually teaching which hurts the students. Major behavior issues with students are not addressed to the extent that they should be sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on one or two things to improve about the school at a time. Trying to create a revolution is unsuccessful and creates anxiety and an inability for teachers and students to adapt. If everyone focused on doing a few things really well, positive change would happen.


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