|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [Hangout - NYLXS] findiing teachers with covid-19
PHOENIX—As if the pandemic weren’t disruptive enough, many American
schools are facing a growing shortage of teachers.
School districts are recruiting parents as substitute teachers, online
class sizes are soaring to 50 children or more and bus drivers are
baby-sitting classrooms. Some are considering allowing asymptomatic
teachers who were exposed to Covid-19 to continue to show up.
Public-school employment in November was down 8.7% from February, and at
its lowest level since 2000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Under StrainIn May, public education employment fell to its lowest level
since August 2000.Local government education employeesSource: Bureau of
Labor StatisticsNote: October and November 2020 figures are preliminary.
That includes teachers who quit, retired early or took leaves of absence
due to the pandemic, and layoffs of support staff such as teachers’
aides and clerical workers. The staffing crunch leaves teachers
educating children in person and online simultaneously, deep-cleaning
their own classrooms and taking turns as crossing guards.
The consequences are burnout for teachers, frustration for parents and
scant progress for students.
The shortage isn’t uniform nationwide, but rather concentrated in some
regions and specialties. More than 40 states reported shortfalls in
math, science and special education in 2018, but fewer states reported
shortages in elementary grades, according to the latest federal data.
There are shortages in particular places, from cities with a high cost
of living to rural areas with low teacher pay.
Nowhere is the impact more stark than Arizona. At the start of the
school year in August, school districts weren’t able to hire
traditionally certified teachers for 78% of 6,145 open positions,
according to a survey by the Arizona School Personnel Administrators
Association, an organization of human-resource managers. The survey
included responses from 145 of the state’s 236 school districts; there
are roughly 60,000 teacher positions in the state.
So many immigrant groups have swept through our town
that Brooklyn, like Atlantis, reaches mythological
proportions in the mind of the world - RI Safir 1998
DRM is THEFT - We are the STAKEHOLDERS - RI Safir 2002
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