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OrlandoDem2

(2,117 posts)
Sat May 18, 2019, 08:11 AM May 2019

SW FL teachers leaving in droves. Warn of bigger teacher shortages. Salary is the issue!

Once again, it’s simply unaffordable to teach! Do not do it!!

There are conservatives who literally say they must keep teaching salaries low so that unions, who draw from salaries, can’t make money either!

This is infuriating! Stay away from education as a career!!!


Don’t do it. That’s what some teachers are ready to tell students looking to become educators.

WINK News sat down with a panel of five teachers who want to tell the public why they think we have a teacher shortage.

Last year, the School District of Lee County lost 24.9 percent of its teachers according to their website. Charlotte County says they lost 18.71 percent and Collier County 10.71 percent.

http://www.winknews.com/2019/05/16/teachers-leaving-swfl-educators-warn-shortages-will-only-get-worse/

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SW FL teachers leaving in droves. Warn of bigger teacher shortages. Salary is the issue! (Original Post) OrlandoDem2 May 2019 OP
In FL Voldemort issued changes that punish people for teaching. lark May 2019 #1
The politicians don't give a shit cause they send their kids to private school... mitch96 May 2019 #2
I get your point, but "don't be a teacher" doesn't help. CaptainTruth May 2019 #3
I see your point, but I'm trying to save people from making the mistakes of others OrlandoDem2 May 2019 #4

lark

(23,537 posts)
1. In FL Voldemort issued changes that punish people for teaching.
Sat May 18, 2019, 08:48 AM
May 2019

Before him, teachers were required to take classes, but they were subsidized by the state, and when you reached milestones - like getting a masters or doctorate, you got a salary bump. Now, the pay has been decreased, at least for substitute teachers, and the requirement to take classes is still there, but the state doesn't reimburse nor bump up your pay. In net, FL teachers have taken a huge pay decrease and that's why my daughter isn't teaching, even though she is teacher certified and has a double college major. FL is going to be facing a major crisis soon when they have insufficient public school teachers. Private christian schools will hire anyone to teach, no degree needed, maybe Charter Schools as well. Of course, these places pay next to nothing as well. Repugs are well on their way to destroying the educational system in this country. It's sickening.

mitch96

(14,152 posts)
2. The politicians don't give a shit cause they send their kids to private school...
Sat May 18, 2019, 01:13 PM
May 2019

Got to get every penny out of them poor people!!
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CaptainTruth

(6,833 posts)
3. I get your point, but "don't be a teacher" doesn't help.
Sat May 18, 2019, 01:14 PM
May 2019

Unless the theory is that a scarcity of teachers will drive wages up?

Ignorance is the greatest threat to America. Ignorance creates more Fox-watching Trump/GOP cultists who are incapable of critical thought.

We NEED good teachers if we're going to change this.

OrlandoDem2

(2,117 posts)
4. I see your point, but I'm trying to save people from making the mistakes of others
Sat May 18, 2019, 06:15 PM
May 2019

Last edited Sat May 18, 2019, 09:41 PM - Edit history (1)

Teachers who are leaving literally are pleading with others to avoid the profession at all costs.

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