Frustratingly ineffective culture
teacher (Former Employee) – liberty, tx – May 18, 2015
I am really happy with my co-workers, but the administration (and board of trustees) are a very close-knit bunch of good old boys (with a few token exceptions). There is a strong sense of the appearance of excellence but not a deep commitment to real change and education.
Like most schools, manipulation is the #1 incentive ("we're staying for a meeting until 5 p.m. FOR THE KIDS") and hard work is rewarded with more responsibility while mismanagement is rewarded with easier (but equally paid) work.
A sense of frustration is just part of the job.
Parents are either uneducated or entitled: kids are the same, admin is overtly polite and enthusiastic but covertly self-interested and ineffective