I have worked at not one, but FOUR different charters. I left two
of them after they closed due to corruption. The other two I left
voluntarily (ie: quit over the summer). I was paid at least 15,000
less than I would have made in the city schools and, with no union,
you are hired at-will and forced to do what they say or else be
fired. They break laws, underpay, take advantage of the employees.
Again, I have worked at four of these places and they are all the
same. If you need the job, take it. Otherwise, pass. I promise you,
you'll be totally taken advantage of.
On 2/13/10, Ann wrote:
> I would avoid it. I worked at one for years. The people who run
> them have no educational background. They are in it for the
> money. They pay is horrible. There is no discipline. They don't
> follow the laws. Principals do not have to have an administrators
> license. Most staff at a charter school are young, so there are
> no mentors. Avoid it.
> On 2/12/10, elana wrote:
>> On 2/12/10, interested wrote:
>>> Does anyone have any insights into what it is like working at
>> a charter school? I have an interview with one next week.
>> step one: find out who the sponsor is for the school!!!!!!!
>> step two: check out the school with ODE!!!!!!
>> step three: there are only 3-4 charter schools that have an
>> acceptable rating.....
>> feel free to email me directly at: email@example.com
>> I worked in a charter school for YEARS! so I can honestly say
>> that I know everything there is to know about charter schools!
>> proceed with caution!!!!
Posts on this thread, including this one