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Updated October 17, 2017
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  • There are no benefits for part-time employees (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Teaching Assistant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - T A
    Current Employee - T A
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you're a college student this a great job for you, there is a great work/ school balance. Teachers and coordinators are very flexible when it comes to school. I worked as a T.A for four years and every day I did something different. If you're planning on being a teacher this is a job where you will learn from many mentors. Teachers are more than willing to teach you their teaching style. I learned so much working this position, I learned how to work with different age groups, how to work with small groups and how help students meet grade-level standards.

    Cons

    The only cons I can say about the job is the communication between coordinators and principals. They have a lot on their plate and are understaffed. There would be times when assignments would not get done because coordinators and the principal where not on the same page( i.e. coverage for a teacher, or a sub) and they would blame the T.A's for not covering. However, this is a reflection of the school, not the position district wide. The main downfall of this position is that this job is based on the school calendar. So you will not be working during the summers or winter breaks. Make sure you have a summer job planned ahead of time if you're relying on this job as your main source of income.


  2. "Teacher Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD part-time

    Pros

    The work hours are great

    Cons

    There are no benefits for part-time employees

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid this District"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Some very nice coworkers and students, depending where you work

    Cons

    Teachers are overworked and underpaid, which is nothing new, but more and more is being demanded. Special education teachers used to have monetary incentives to compensate for the extra paperwork (IEPs) but for years now they've received nothing. Many administrators are either lazy and/or self-serving. Most don't want to address issues with students and/or staff. I've been at multiple schools throughout my years at this district and the majority fall under this umbrella, though I have heard of a few good ones out there. The district treats employees poorly so there is a terrible retention rate at many schools. At TWO separate schools I've worked, the entire team of 8 people who interviewed me left within two years. I've had 7 principals in 9 years of teaching, mainly because principals, like many other faculty, complain that they do not receive enough support. The only reason people continue with the district is that it is so large and they don't want to lose retirement.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a system that allows teachers to review administrators and send the results directly to a superior of some kind so there are checks and balances for adminstrators. Support your teachers.


  4. "Special Education Trainee"

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

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay
    Hours
    Resources for academic advancement
    Meet people with resources that can help you with career goals.

    Cons

    Some Teachers need a psyc evaluation before entering these battlefields. They love to put fragile white teachers in the inner city and expect these kids to listen to them. There is no relatable common ground which makes the teacher either look "racist" or "prejudice" and the student disrespectful and unapologetic. The teachers are pompous jerks and some are plain crazy. No thanks. I'll be taking my talents elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    None, clearly they have it all figured out.


  5. "Substitute teacher"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD part-time

    Pros

    Good pay when you get a full day

    Cons

    Dont get call to work everyday


  6. "College Counselor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - College Counselor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - College Counselor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and great field experience.

    Cons

    Disorganized and random policies from year to year.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "LAUSD"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Secondary Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Secondary Teacher in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Most teachers who are there for 5 years or more are really dedicated to their students and their jobs.

    Cons

    The school district changes things too frequently, never letting an idea remain long enough to blossom. Also, the district is very heavy top-down management and not often listening to teachers, who know better than anyone what goes on in schools. Principals are often trying to earn their stripes and unfairly target teachers for student behavior that is more of an administrative problem.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to teachers, pay attention to what they are saying, and allow them to do their jobs!

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • 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!


  9. "Teachers are underpaid for the work they do"

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vacation time and benefits are a plus.

    Cons

    Teachers are blamed for the school's failure due to lack of funding.


  10. "Trying at the District"

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

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD full-time

    Pros

    -Steady pay and work, once you get the job
    -Making a positive impact in students' lives

    Cons

    -Some Students are not so inclined to you our school.
    -Sometimes you get no help from admin. Depends on school.


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