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Does anyone have any insights into what it is like working at a charter school? I have an interview with one next week.
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Ann 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.

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Feb 13, 2010
Kellie I worked in one for a year and it was the worst year of my life! Very Very low pay. 12,000 less than what beginning teachers in school districts make. Probably, because greedy administrators keep all the money for themselves. The administrators did not have education degrees and had never been teachers. All they cared about was making money. There ...See More
Feb 14, 2010
Proffitt 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.

I currently work at a charter school. What would you like to know?
Feb 14, 2010
Brenda As with any employer do your homework. However, I work at a Charter School and the founder and adminstrators have an extensive educational background. We are a school of choice and work very hard to supply a quality education on a minimal budget from the state than what the larger districts get. This school is not in it for the money and are aware ...See More
Feb 16, 2010
jj 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 l...See More
Feb 22, 2010


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