Aspire Public Schools

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Former Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA (US)
Former Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at Aspire Public Schools

Pros

-Helpful and collaborative co-coworkers.
-Informative professional development (sometimes too much)
-Opportunity to improve student academic performance

Cons

-Long hours (12 hours + per day)
-100% teach to the test
-Time after school and weekends mostly devoted to lesson planning
-Create all curriculum from scratch (good at times, but unnecessary)
-Low pay

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Less hours for teachers.
Trust teachers more.
Increase pay.
Allow for more flexibility in teaching style and student assessment.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Overall a challenging and positive organization thriving for student achievement as their priority.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aspire Public Schools

    Pros

    The classroom and teaching environment for collaborative and differentiated instruction across the curriculum is a model for success for all educators.

    Cons

    There is a lot of stress that goes along with a high performing system,but it is worth it.

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    n/a

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Work-Life Balance

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

    I have been working at Aspire Public Schools

    Pros

    Great benefits and incredible opportunities to learn. Lots of passionate educators.

    Cons

    I feel they draw on your idealism to squeeze out more work than is fair to ask of one person. I want to help underprivileged students, but not at the expense of my own family. There is so much emphasis on evaluating teachers and bombarding teachers with constant strategies to boost student achievement, that I forgot what made me love teaching in the first place.

    Aspire seems to be anti-textbook, which means even more work for teachers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that teaching should be a sustainable professional for people interested in making a career out of it, not just a two year stint for young TFA-ers who burn out and go to law school.

    Doesn't Recommend
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