Success Academies... impressions?

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Would you work at Success Academies?

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  1. 3Sons

    3Sons Enthusiast

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    Personally, a charter school would be if nothing is available public or private. My last resort.
     
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    I have no problem with charter / alternative schools. This looks like it's a network of schools that might each have its individual approach to education. If you have an interview, arm yourself with some serious questions that will see if they align with you personal vision and mission.
     
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    I’ve heard awful things about this charter chain. Nothing against charters but I’d avoid this one.
     
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    I've heard some not great things about that chain. Being on my second charter school, my advice would be to avoid chains and stick to the smaller, community-based schools. The chain I was at was not total garbage, but it enrollment numbers were the priority and teachers were not valued as employees or people. Where I am now is a one-off specialty school and the differences are night and day. The head of the charter is physically in the school, interacting with the kids every day, and her own kids attend.
     
  7. Tyler B.

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    I would never work here. Besides all their legal problems, they inflate their graduation and testing success to get more money. It's not about the kids, it's about making money.
     
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    Former charter school employee, and I agree. My experience was the same as your first one. Enrollment numbers mattered a lot and there was a lot of parent pleasing, like I imagine you’d find at a private school. But ultimately, I wouldn’t cross off charters in general. There are good ones and bad ones.
     
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    I've heard bad things about this one.
    I'm not against charters in and of themselves (currently teach for one) but these big ones are just creepy.
     

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