Pros: the students had heart and wanted to learn
Cons: administration, company, basement salary, no support, disrespectful place to work!!!
Charter School USA is the worst company in the entire planet who does not respect veteran teachers. The administration is extremely condescending. I personally had the principal from the "Crazy House" who hated veteran teachers, fat people and all people with disabilities. I was personally harassed, micromanaged and disrespected every day that I was – more... an employee. I complained to the company as well as reported the behavior to the EEOC and all I got was retaliation. This company states that they are committed to educating children however, the teachers are either interns or have taught less than 5 years. Students are running wild and there is no consequence for disrespectful behaviors other than detention. Also, special needs students are completely ignored and teachers are encouraged to fail them. Anyone that is a veteran teacher is offered pennies for wages and their expertise is not respected. I have been teaching special education for 18 years, National Board Certified and have excellent ratings, yet, I taught one child the entire year. A one year intern teacher from Teacher for America was able to micromanage me yet she had no idea about special education nor teaching in general. The principal was totally hateful and not supportive to the special education population and believed that special education was all an act and there was no need to support these students. At the end of the year everyone but 5 people who was too afraid to stand up for what was right retained their job while at least 14 seasoned teachers lost their job. If you see an add for Charter School USA skip to the add for McDonalds. Trust me you will be respected more flipping burgers than teaching for this company!!! – less