In years past around this time of year I would be writing about all the teachers who had been surplussed, that’s temporarily let go because there wasn’t a position for them but I don’t think I will need to cover that topic this year.
I think Duval may be a little worse off than most places but the truth is we are shortly going to be facing an unprecedented shortage of teachers nation wide unless things changed. More and more people are deciding it isn’t worth the stress, low pay and lack of support. It used to be teachers could find solace in helping kids but even that with scripted lessons, teaching to the test and a lack of discipline, has gone to the wayside.
Eventually we will reach a tipping point and the entire profession will go away, that is if we’re not on that road already.