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Old 04-08-2014, 01:19 AM
Urbanredneck is offline
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Originally Posted by Manda JO View Post
I love being a teacher. But it's not true that there is no shortage--something like 50% of new teachers leave the profession after 5 years, and in our district, at least, there are literally hundreds of classrooms, mostly in elementary schools, that have had subs all year. Urban and rural districts have tremendous problems finding bodies, and in certain areas--math, science, special ed, bilingual education--everyone scrambles to find people. And even when their are applicants, it can be tremendously difficult to find good people--almost every interview cycle I've been part of has come down to "least terrible".
Might I ask where this is? Around here in the midwest they can get dozens of applicants for every teaching job including those harder to fill areas.