Aspire Public Schools

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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Mission

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aspire Public Schools

    Pros

    Our work really does matter, we are making a difference here.

    Cons

    no work life balance. like everywhere in California, teachers are underpaid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since the Founder left we are not the same.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    misleading

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    Current Employee - Education Specialist  in  Stockton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Education Specialist in Stockton, CA (US)

    I have been working at Aspire Public Schools

    Pros

    They are interested in determining best practice in general education, general education very defined for those who work for Aspire, great benefits, kids are motivatied to learn, access to adequate materials, teacher training, grade level support for general education

    Cons

    You are part of a system not an individual with strengths and weaknesses to be developed, low tolerance for failure to comply to the way Aspire wants things run. Main focus is high scores on state testing above individual students needs, lack of training and understanding of students with disabilities on the part of the system, not family friendly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider looking at developing a balance approach to education that includes history science which will be subject areas for the students to apply and master what they have learned in reading, language arts, math. It will show they have generalized what they have learned to all areas of academia, not just a bubble on a worksheet at 80%. Consider that most of your staffs are made up of women who have many responsiblities in their lives besides work and be a team member with them so they can be successful in life. Understand that people are individuals with life experiences, gifts, and talents that when recognized and developed it is a win win for everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
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