Pros: money, free lunces
Cons: harassment, discrimination, lack of training, abusive teacher
It is an political environment with secret agendas. Your rarely get any guidance from teacher and the Human Resource BTA/PAR was aggressive. She was racist and aloof. She makes demands on you to show up late minute for petty employees who like to take day off.
The Human Resources department is populated with white women in their late 40s to 50s. They pawn the substitutes to assignments with obese teachers who are new to the school site and older white male VP and young white women in Wood. The sub-paraprofessional had to work with second grade material within a 6 th grade environment. The teacher would push it on my lap to help him But that kid is so spoiled that he doesn't lift a finger. He managed to slip through the system from some Paden school. I was placed in a peculiar position to help him, a kid who doesn't write. Teacher expected him to do same work as others who are at middle school level, who writes and
comprehends. Another one would shout harsh words to me. The teacher would enjoy the torture she put me through. It is impossible to make it there. Then she writes up every other Africian American or Latino kid who she classifies as disturbing the class. It was a daily occurrence. The student support person, a African American male would be the one taking the discipline slips, except the two who I got as described above. He would be sitting in his cube and counseling or disciplining, including recommending suspension of kids, so does the VP. But the young white women would get away with no pressure just dancing down the hallway to their classrooms. Another
beautiful white woman who is the psychologist would ignore my cry for help to deal with the two kids who are plain old untouchables.
I had quit the company as I caught some disease while working there and am staying home to recover.
Never apply to AUSD if you are not prepared for racist treatment and
some bad experience. You are at complete mercy of the teacher.