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Updated June 24, 2017
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  • There are no benefits for 3 hour employees (in 16 reviews)

  • Part time position for this job (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "If you love teaching and you love kids tjis is the place to be"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Special Education Teachers Sssista T in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Special Education Teachers Sssista T in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's an environment were you not only teach bit can learn for personal growth.

    Cons

    Working as a teachers assistant you go not get paid summers. Nor are you allowed to apply for unemployment.

    Advice to Management

    Assistants should be able to collect in the summer time they put into the tax system all year round!


  2. "RST"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD full-time

    Pros

    Rewording job to see student's success

    Cons

    Large case load that limits interaction with students


  3. "3 hour positions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD part-time

    Pros

    If you are a parent, it helps that you work when kids are in school and you have summer and holidays off.

    Cons

    The district doesn't pay overtime, and there is no opportunity to move up, atleast not for this position. There are no benefits for 3 hour employees.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of having so many part time positions why not give full time status to the employees you already have.


  4. "Long Term Substitute"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Decent pay, in my opinion
    -Friendly staff at my particular schoolmate

    Cons

    -Downtown always makes paperwork tedious and complicated
    -position may be a rough to start for certain employees, often in tougher schools

    Advice to Management

    -Should be more consequences for students who act out of line, almost no form of punishment.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Depending on where you work in the district can determine your fulfillment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Teaching in Los Angeles, CA
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities exist especially if you are dual -credentialed or have special ed, math or science credentials. In many schools you have academic freedom but that is at the high school level. I don't know about elementary and middle school. I work in alternative ed so I don't really have to worry about test scores or periodic assessments. I also get a ton of extra work via credit recovery and summer school. When I was a new teacher I was able to teach AP in an urban school so opportunity exists. Fully paid health benefits. Lots of magnet schools. Lots of teachers retiring means lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    You could end up with a vengeful principal or in a school with lots of politics. Choose wisely and don't hesitate to turn down a position if you have a bad feeling. Document everything if you have one of the principals above. There is still left over age discrimination due to the war on teachers during the recession. Realize that many, many districts throughout California are hiring so you have options.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lurching from fad to fad in education. Technology is not the panacea it seems to be. These new online platforms for teaching English that are highly scripted actually lead to less critical thinking and learning.
    In addition, online credit recovery is eroding respect for education among the students.


  6. "Biology and AP Environmental Science Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Secondary School Science Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Secondary School Science Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Students do not come into the classroom as "tabula rasa." They come with ideas that a good teacher can develop.

    Cons

    All students can learn, but are not aware of what they wish to learn more deeply. That's why I teach.

    Advice to Management

    Always be "supportive" of the growth cycle of a teacher, as well as a student.


  7. "Teachers Aid"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, room for growth

    Cons

    No benefits, no pay during summer


  8. "Stable Employment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD part-time

    Pros

    Once you're in LAUSD, you're in. Full time employees get full benefits that extend to spouses and children. Stable income for the majority of the year depending on your basis and district.

    The school I work for is flexible with my hours, which worked well when I was in college and had limited choices for classes, but this is a perk from this specific school and the fact that my position has limited hours.

    All holidays and summer time are off, and some holidays are paid time off.

    Cons

    Moving up requires in ranks requires testing on ancient computers with nearly equally old testing questions and materials.

    Part time workers only get specific benefits depending on the positions they hold. As an aide I get sick time, but no other health benefits. Teachers assistants are in the process of getting full benefits, but they don't extend to family members.

    Part time work can be severely restricted. My current position is only 15 hours a week. That's it.

    Advice to Management

    More options for aides and other part time employees.


  9. "STEM Educator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - STEM Educator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - STEM Educator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great district to start a career.

    Cons

    Full of Bureaucracy. Compensation is not fair to teachers. Unfair ethical practices.


  10. "Teacher Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, Enjoyable work, Stable work.

    Cons

    Fraudulent District, Unfair treatment, no vacation pay, no summer work

    Advice to Management

    Listen to Students and Teachers.


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