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Fri Aug 16, 2019, 09:11 PM

Florida's teacher shortage can be remedied by better pay

Back to school is my absolute favorite time of year. I spent a decade as a high school music teacher and band director, and the season will always be about fresh starts, new opportunities and all the hope that students, teachers and support staff bring to another year.

I experienced that good energy recently at back-to-school training sessions in Brevard, Collier and other counties where I was able to attend. The people I spoke with — teachers and support staff — truly like what they do, and you can feel their optimism and engagement in the room. They believe in the importance of their work and are ready to get back to our students.

When I asked groups, “Who participated in professional development over the summer?” 90-plus percent of the attendees in each district raised their hands to indicate they had spent part of their “time off” getting better prepared for their jobs.

Almost as many, 80 to 90 percent, raised their hands when asked: “How many of you hold second jobs?”

Read more: https://www.floridaphoenix.com/2019/08/13/floridas-teacher-shortage-can-be-remedied-by-better-pay/

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TexasTowelie Aug 2019 OP
guillaumeb Aug 2019 #1

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Fri Aug 16, 2019, 09:18 PM

1. One remedy for low pay is a strong union. eom

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