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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great for Brainwashing Children

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

    I worked at Aspire Public Schools

    Pros

    -Lots of training
    -Close-knit teams
    -Friendly families
    - Very nice benefit options if you are single
    - Administration is always encouraging new teaching methods

    Cons

    - LONG HOURS (even for a teacher)
    - Very "test" oriented, little time for teaching children real-life skills
    - Nearly no science, art, or music for the children
    - Three years, no raise
    - Administration often judged a teacher's success by the organization, cleanliness, and quietness of a classroom
    - Teachers were constantly stressed about 'state testing,' and had little time to let kids be kids

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop wasting money on salaries for upper level people and for new software and find a way to pay your teachers what they're worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 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.

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