Re: What's it like out there?
Posted by dl on 4/20/07
Stay away from Denver Public Schools!!!!!!!!!!!!
Like most urban school districts it is in meltdown mode. Our
pay is low, medical benefits suck, we don't get cost of
living, teacher morale is low, they are looking to close 17
schools, our union is weak, the district refuses to purchase
books and materials, (my History and Geography classes have
no books), our retirement system is headed towards
bankruptcy, many administrators are corrupt and nearly
impossible to get rid of, students are getting harder and
harder to teach and come in with even less basic skills than
they did 5 years ago, my school has a 60% yearly teacher
attrition rate,.......I could go on and on
I regret working here. I have 15 years in and I am stuck
because I would lose too much in retirement if I left now.