Why superintendent Vitti needs to work harder on teacher retention

Despite
the fact teacher resignations are up over thirty percent under Vitti he has
seemingly shrugged his shoulders at the problem. Since Floirda and Duval’s
teachers in particular are some of the worst paid and most put upon teachers in
the nation this can have disastrous consequences.
A 2007 study by California State University-Fullerton
listed the top reasons why California teachers quit teaching. It found
“poor compensation” ranked No. 6.
Reasons 1 through 5, in contrast, centered on working
conditions, including bureaucratic indifference, poor support from the
district, low morale, lack of classroom resources and unsupportive principals.
In short, “dissatisfied teachers who left the
profession cited serious problems with their working environment,” the
report concluded
Sound familiar to anyone?
North Dakota, Iowa, Arizona, Arkansas, North Carolina and
Indiana are all reporting large teacher shortages. Kansas and Wisconsin are
considering seriously easing their teacher certification requirements to help
with their shortages too. 



http://wishtv.com/2015/07/12/indiana-schools-report-shortage-of-teacher-applications/
Vitti can’t rely on TFA either as they to are having a hard time
hitting their recruiting numbers not that more and more people aren’t picking
up on the game they are playing.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/teach-america-struggling-recruit-new-teachers/

Now the problem is not exclusive to Jacksonville but I haven’t seen many superintendents say, relax, things were worse last year, like our superintendent has done. It is time Vitti took the problem of teacher retention serious before the problem gets even worse. Our children deserve no less.

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